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Brandon Paul - played football at Citrus High.
Search ends for missing man

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday evening for Brandon Paul, the Floral City man and Citrus High School graduate who fell off a cruise ship near Cuba.

Rescue crews spent more than 16 hours and covered 3,469 square miles searching for Paul after the 23-year-old fell from the eighth deck of Carnival Victory at 3 a.m.  Wednesday, 33 miles northwest of Pinar del Río, Cuba, according to the Coast Guard.

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