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El Faro crew member grew up in CT

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GROTON, CT (WFSB) -

One of the crew members on the El Faro, which is believed to have sunk after being caught in Hurricane Joaquin, is from Mystic.

Mitchell Kuflik graduated from Fitch High School. 

His Facebook page says he went to Maine Maritime Academy and graduated in 2011.

Eyewitness News has attempted to contact his family in Connecticut.

In the meantime, the U.S. Coast Guard has ended the massive search for Kuflik and the 32 other crew members.

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