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Marine Corps Cpl. Donovan Clancy went missing Friday after wading into heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian.

Marine Corps Cpl. Donovan Clancy went missing Friday after wading into heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian. (Courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps)

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Coast Guard’s Guam sector has called off the search for a Camp Foster Marine reported missing Sept. 26 after wading into heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian.

Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, from Ridgway, Pa., was temporarily assigned to the small island in the Northern Marianas with Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18. He was swept over the reef at LamLam Beach, Marine and Coast Guard officials said.

Exhaustive land, sea and aerial searches covered 1,714 square nautical miles before they were called off Wednesday morning by Coast Guard District 14 Commander Rear Adm. Cari Thomas, according to a Coast Guard statement.

Units from Marine Air Group 12, Kadena Air Base, Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, as well as Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement and Homeland Security and Emergency Management were involved in the search.

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