The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended an air and sea search for a man who fell off a ship into the Columbia River entrance on the Oregon-Washington border early Saturday morning.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended an air and sea search for a man who fell off a ship into the Columbia River entrance on the Oregon-Washington border early Saturday morning.

The man, who was not identified by authorities, was not wearing a life jacket. Searchers recovered a yellow hardhat he was seen wearing and a life ring thrown in the water after him.

The Matisse, a 591-foot bulk carrier, reported the man missing just before 1 a.m. on Saturday.

The Coast Guard suspended the search at 7:30 a.m.