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Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Brunswick coast

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BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) -

Update (Monday, 8:30 p.m.): 

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man missing near Blythe Island Regional Park as of 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Crews have searched for 63-year-old Charles Johnson since Saturday morning. They have covered nearly 686 square nautical miles over a period of approximately 53.5 hours. 

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The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing 63-year-old man near Brunswick. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston say the search began around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon when Mr. Charles Johnson's wife reported Mr. Johnson had not returned home from a fishing trip he took on Friday.  

Coast Guard crews were launched aboard a 29-foot Response Boat, with Small from Station Brunswick and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Savannah to assist in the initial search.

The aircrew aboard the helicopter was able to locate his unmanned 14-foot boat off Blythe Island.

The search to find Johnson continues to be led by the Coast Guard with assistance from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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