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Coast Guard suspends search off Chuuk Atoll

SANTA RITA, Guam (AP) - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a man missing near Chuuk Atoll, days after three other people on the same skiff were rescued.

The Coast Guard says it suspended the search Sunday after an extensive search that covered more than 6,200 square miles.

Coast Guard personnel in Guam on Tuesday received a request for assistance in the search for an overdue 19-foot skiff carrying four people.

A commercial ship, the Nord Venus, found three of the men Thursday 23 miles north of Chuuk. The skiff had been missing since Sunday.

The rescued men say their boat started taking on water four hours after departing.

Chuuk Atoll is part of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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