October 20, 2006
On Thursday night, October 19th, the search for the 26-year-old missing crewman of the Ocean Challenger was officially called off. Officials had searched more than 1,730 square miles in the North Pacific for two days. After 48 hours there is very little chance of survival in water temperatures of 48 degrees. The missing man was not wearing a survival suit.
It is still not known what caused the boat to capsize, but the weather was known to be severe.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer