Coast Guard suspends search for man who fell off fishing boat in Sandusky Bay

SANDUSKY, Ohio - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended their search for a man who went missing Friday night after witnesses said he fell from a fishing boat.

The man fell off a 12-foot dark green Jon Boat around 7 p.m. in Sandusky Bay about half a mile offshore from Lions Park, authorities said. According to witnesses, he wasn't wearing a life jacket. 

A Coast Guard boat and helicopter searched throughout the night but were unable to locate him. The search continued early Saturday morning but was called off around 12:30 p.m.

The man has blonde hair, weighs around 245 pounds and was wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Authorities have not released the man's name.

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