- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for two University of California, Santa Cruz students who went missing after big waves swept them out to sea.

KNTV in San Jose reports (https://bit.ly/1RzNbJu ) Wednesday that authorities say the college students were on a rock jutting into the ocean at Bonny Doon Beach in Santa Cruz County early Monday evening when they were struck by a giant wave. Authorities say the search covered 46 square miles before it was suspended Tuesday.

The names of the missing students have not been released. They are described only as a 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.

A third student was also swept off the rock, but made it back to shore.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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