07/14/2011 09:00 am ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For 7 Americans Missing After Mexican Tour Boat Disaster (UPDATES, VIDEO)

UPDATE 7/14/11: The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for the seven missing Americans who were aboard the fishing vessel that sank in the Sea of Cortez last week. In a statement to the press, Rear Admiral Joseph Castillo said that "No signs of the missing men were found."

Unless one of the men miraculously turns up, the accident will have claimed the lives of eight American tourists (the body of one passenger was already found). The Mexican Navy has also called off its search according to the Coast Guard statement.

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