Search ends for stu­dent, yacht crew mem­ber in choppy Florida waters

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

st. pete beach, fla.» Author­i­ties in Florida have stopped search­ing for a Colorado State Univer­sity stu­dent and a yacht crew mem­ber who went miss­ing in choppy Tampa Bay-area waters.

The Coast Guard said Thurs­day evening that it had ended the search for 27-year-old An­drew Dill­man of New York and 21-year-old Jie Luo of China.

The two men had been miss­ing since Tues­day evening. Author­i­ties said 15 col­lege stu­dents char­tered the yacht, and Luo was among five who jumped from the boat to swim off Shell Key.

Author­i­ties said Dill­man jumped into the wa­ter when he saw Luo was strug­gling in the swift cur­rents. Nei­ther man wore a flota­tion de­vice. The Coast Guard said search ef­forts cov­ered nearly 1,600 square miles.

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