U.S. Coast Guard to suspend search for Canadian 'Sharkwater' filmmaker

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Posted: Feb 03, 2017 4:58 PM

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast said it will suspend at sunset on Friday a three-day search for award-winning Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, an environmental activist campaigning to protect sharks who went missing after a deepwater dive off the southern Florida coast.

A Coast Guard official indicated in a news conference that the odds of finding him alive have greatly diminished. Stewart, 37, went missing on Tuesday after a deep water dive to retrieve an anchor.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz, editing by G Crosse)