HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Hernando County authorities said the combined unified ground search teams have suspended their effort. 

Deputies said air searches will continue and new ground search requests will be investigated as needed. 

Based upon the information received from the lead investigative agency and the radar data analyzed by the Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Air Force, sheriff’s officials said they believe they have exhausted their efforts and diligently searched the ground search area. 

Crews have searched for the past six days.