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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Teenager

The search was suspended at 7:29 p.m. by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The active search for missing 17-year-old Theodore Oliviera was suspended at 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday, the Coast Guard announced in a release.

The announcement came less than two hours after a vigil was held for Oliviera at

Oliviera's friends and family also were able to  earlier today.

by his mother and was last seen on a dinghy in Newport Harbor late Monday night. 

Rescue crews searched more than 620.4 square miles with 10 water-borne assets with no sign of Oliviera, the release stated.

"Its always a difficult decision to suspend a search because we are always focused on locating who we are searching for," said Senior Chief Petty Officer Jamey Kinney, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. "Our thoughts and prayers remain with Mr. Oliviera's family and friends through this difficult time."

Searching were crews from:

Anyone with any information should contact the , which can be reached at 401-847-0088. 

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