Search for Lobsterman Called Off 

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing Little Deer Isle lobsterman whose empty boat ran aground.

The Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol and local agencies spent nearly 24 hours searching the waters off Little Deer Isle for 68-year-old Byron Gross, whose 24-foot boat, the Ruby G, was discovered beached and still running.

The Coast Guard, which joined the search Saturday afternoon, fears the lobsterman fell overboard while collecting traps.

A Coast Guard spokesman says the search was suspended pending further developments after failing to find Gross.