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Search halted for passenger who fell into Boston Harbor

Despite the efforts of several people to stop him, a man apparently tried to climb a railing on a harbor cruise and fell overboard, becoming the focus of an intense search that was called off late Sunday afternoon after more than 17 hours.

The Coast Guard and other agencies searched the waters around Castle Island, extending to Deer Island, through the night and into Sunday, Coast Guard spokesman Ross Ruddell said. The search was suspended around 5:30 p.m. Sunday after crews combed more than 151 square nautical miles with no sign of the man, according to a statement from the Coast Guard. Authorities have no plans to resume the search, a spokesman said.

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