The ferry carrying 139 passengers went down on Tuesday off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The passengers trapped on the ferry overnight were rescued but it is unclear if any were still missing.
Officials say the search was called off after "intense" discussions with the families. The final toll for the June 18 incident was 21 survivors, three recovered and 164 people missing, presumed drowned.
Search and rescue teams using rubber boats have spread across Lake Toba in search of any survivors from a ferry accident in Indonesia
Search for 192 missing passengers continues in Lake Toba two days after a wooden tourist boat sank in one of the world's deepest volcanic lakes in Sumatra. Four people have been confirmed dead so far.
Authorities had previously said at least 80 people were thought to be on board the ferry that sank in rough weather in Indonesia's Lake Toba. It is believed it may be much more.
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