Coast Guard: no sign of missing boaters

There are 20 comments on the Mar 2, 2009, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story titled Coast Guard: no sign of missing boaters. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

The Coast Guard says it has searched 16,000 square miles of water off Florida's Gulf Coast but there is still no sign of a fishing boat carrying two NFL players and two other men.

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Deep Thinker

Troy, MI

#1 Mar 2, 2009
Oh my!! How sad.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#2 Mar 2, 2009
I just read they found an overturned boat and one survivor, but were unsure if it was the boat with the football players.

My thoughts and prayers are with them, I can only imagine how scary it would be for anyone lost in the ocean. It gives me the creeps just thinking about it.

Since: Feb 09

Belding

#3 Mar 2, 2009
This is SO sad! I pray that these men are safe!!

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#4 Mar 2, 2009
It is. You are correct. Posted on CNN. Nick Schuyler was found. http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/02/florida.miss...

Since: Oct 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Mar 2, 2009
They just found the boat with one person hanging onto it . . they have not provided the name of the person found yet . .
Wendy

Greenville, MI

#9 Mar 2, 2009
I hope they find everyone aboard and that they make a safe recovery!
Lakeshore

Grand Haven, MI

#10 Mar 2, 2009
I cannot get over that they went out that far in the gulf on a 21 foot boat.

I hope they had life jackets on and that they find them alive.

Since: Feb 09

Belding

#11 Mar 2, 2009
The person is neither of the football players. I was just watching live feed from wzzm 13.
james

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Mar 2, 2009
The survivor comfirmed they all had life jackets on and he last saw the other 3 people at 2am, so keep praying they are found alive.
Scott

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Mar 2, 2009
Indeed, how sad. Were there any other Lions on board? No, how sad.
bunnee

Palatine, IL

#15 Mar 2, 2009
Just In:

TAMPA, Fla.(AP)—A missing boater found clinging to an overturned boat was rescued Monday off Florida’s Gulf Coast, but the search continued for two NFL players and another man aboard who didn’t return from a weekend fishing trip.

Survivor Nick Schuyler, a former University of South Florida player, told rescuers that the 21-foot boat was anchored when it flipped Saturday evening in rough seas and that the others got separated from the boat, Capt. Timothy M. Close said. Schuyler, who was wearing a life vest, had been clinging to the boat since then.

Since: Feb 09

Belding

#17 Mar 2, 2009
bunnee wrote:
Just In:
TAMPA, Fla.(AP)—A missing boater found clinging to an overturned boat was rescued Monday off Florida’s Gulf Coast, but the search continued for two NFL players and another man aboard who didn’t return from a weekend fishing trip.
Survivor Nick Schuyler, a former University of South Florida player, told rescuers that the 21-foot boat was anchored when it flipped Saturday evening in rough seas and that the others got separated from the boat, Capt. Timothy M. Close said. Schuyler, who was wearing a life vest, had been clinging to the boat since then.
I'm REALLY confused as to how anyone judged this post other than helpful?? Woodtv certainly hasn't updated the story! Someone might as well!
bunnee

Palatine, IL

#18 Mar 2, 2009
LinziRDT wrote:
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I'm REALLY confused as to how anyone judged this post other than helpful??!
Don't ask
billy bob

New Kensington, PA

#19 Mar 2, 2009
wake UP TV 8 !!!...

Since: Oct 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Mar 2, 2009
The other 3 missing fishermen were also wearing life jackets . . . still a glimmer of hope for them to be found . . .
bunnee

Palatine, IL

#22 Mar 2, 2009
Over 50 wrote:
The other 3 missing fishermen were also wearing life jackets ... still a glimmer of hope for them to be found ...
Hope yes, but reality?? The survivor was wearing a life jacket and was reported to be exhausted having clung to the boat....Lets hope for a miracle
kery1617

Grand Rapids, MI

#23 Mar 2, 2009
I'm glad to hear they were wearing life jackets. Hopefully there is more good news soon.

“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#25 Mar 2, 2009
This search has got to be feeling more intense for the Coast Guard, especially since they found Nick Schuyler clinging to the boat. The Coast Guard feels hopeful that the others will be located. I hope and pray they are okay.
Shelly

Vestaburg, MI

#26 Mar 2, 2009
I think all life jackets should have GPS beacons on them that activate when you go into the water. That way they might have already been found by now. How sad for the families of the missing.
bunnee

Palatine, IL

#27 Mar 2, 2009
Gail in Wyoming wrote:
The Coast Guard feels hopeful that the others will be located.
Would have been more positive to hear, "located alive"

Reports said they were all clinging to the boat for a period of time; Wonder what information the survivor has given? Did the others get too weak maybe?

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