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Scuba Diver From NYC Missing Since Monday Off East Oahu, Hawaii

FILE - A scuba diver (credit: AP)

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HONOLULU (CBSNewYork/AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has stopped looking for a New York City man who went missing while scuba diving in Hawaii.

Officials say 22-year-old Matthew Curley was scuba diving off east Oahu when he went missing Monday.

He was not accounted for when a commercial tour group dive ended Monday in the Waialae-Kahala area. The group had been diving at a sunken wreck called “Baby Barge.”

A fin was found in the water Tuesday that  was identified it as the same type and size Curley was using.

While the Coast Guard has called off its search, Honolulu firefighters kept searching Wednesday from the air and underwater for the missing diver.

Firefighters are also walking along the coastline because the strong swell could have pushed Curley to shore.

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