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The Coast Guard has suspended its search of four sailors who have been missing since Saturday after their yacht ran aground off San Francisco.

The Coast Guard and Air National Guard crews spent two days searching for the four before announcing the suspension Sunday night.

"The decision to suspend a search and rescue case like this is never an easy one to make," said Captain Cynthia Stowe. "The Coast Guard extends our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the lost crewmen and the deceased. They will all be in our thoughts and prayers."