EASTPORT — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a young man who was with two other people in a canoe that capsized Sunday between Eastport and Pleasant Point, WCSH reported Monday.

WCSH identified the man as Majik Francis, 23, of Pleasant Point. The search, which lasted nearly 24 hours and covered 193 square miles, included a 29-foot boat from the Coast Guard’s station in Eastport along with an airplane and helicopter from its station on Cape Cod.

The Coast Guard said in a news release that it received a distress call just after noon Sunday that a canoe had capsized in Half Moon Cove and three people were in the water. Two of them made it to shore and called for help, but the third person did not make it to shore.

WCSH said witnesses said Francis was last seen clinging to the canoe. None of the three was wearing a dry suit or life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

“This is a very sad moment in the maritime community – and the decision to suspend any search is an extremely difficult one to make,” Capt. Michael Baroody, commander, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, told WCSH. “Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the Francis family.”

The Maine Marine Patrol took part in the sea search and the Pleasant Point Police Department and Perry Fire Department assisted in the search along the shoreline.