Search ends for missing solo sailor

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The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for an experienced sailor whose empty 30-foot sailboat ran aground on the beach one mile south of California's Santa Monica Pier.

Tom Kirschbaum, an attorney, set out Sunday morning from Santa Catalina Island en route to the mainland. He was returning from a sailboat race.

"He was very sensible," his wife said. "If it was too rough, he wouldn't go."

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