Hypothermia a grim concern for missin...

Hypothermia a grim concern for missing NFL players

There are 36 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Hypothermia a grim concern for missing NFL players. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Two NFL players and a third man missing since their boat capsized off the Florida coast face dwindling odds of survival after more than two days in the water, though their size and good health could help them ...

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Chris

United States

#1 Mar 3, 2009
I would probably list "drowning" as the primary concern for these missing players. Hypothermia may be in the top five...
Dave

Boise, ID

#3 Mar 3, 2009
the one wrote:
Anyone stupid enough to go out in rough seas like that deserve what happens to them. Stupid people doing stupid things......
Oh man, when they went out the seas were NOT rough, got rough later in the evening, caught them off guard, every day people do stupid things, but want to live.

Since: Mar 09

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Mar 3, 2009
I hope they find them alive. Though that is seeming to be unlikely. :(
Jimmy

United States

#5 Mar 3, 2009
Why is everything a secret? They found a guy, why can't we know the answers to some very basic questions? Like, Did the others have life jackets on? How did they get separated? Why wa no distress signal sent? Why did they anchor? All they rest of the story is nonsense about how amny tackles some guy had. What's the deal?
JackaMocha

Athens, TN

#6 Mar 3, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text> Oh man, when they went out the seas were NOT rough, got rough later in the evening, caught them off guard, every day people do stupid things, but want to live.
Yeah.........Sounds like you're a candidate for the next boating disaster. Have you ever heard of CHANGES IN THE WEATHER? I guess you're one of these clowns who figures if it's not raining now, it won't be raining 10 hours from now. Have you ever heard of GETTING A WEATHER FORECAST? It really helps but only if you are of at least AVERAGE intellect which you apparently are not!
WTF

Austin, TX

#7 Mar 3, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text> Oh man, when they went out the seas were NOT rough, got rough later in the evening, caught them off guard, every day people do stupid things, but want to live.
YOU obviously aren't a boater, or a 'smart' boater then.

How do you get 'caught off guard' by a cold front?!?!?!?!?

MORON!!!!!!
campusalum

Indian Rocks Beach, FL

#8 Mar 3, 2009
I am praying every minute that those boys are found. I just don't understand why they separated from each other. Please God bring them home safe.
Ebenezer

Cocoa Beach, FL

#9 Mar 3, 2009
Hey Coast Guard, did you look under the boat? If it flipped and they had their jackets on, they might be stuck under the hull in the air bubble with too much floatation on to allow them to swim out from under the boat. Did the survivor clearly see them after the incident or is his memory not back to normal yet? It may take awhile for him to recall events exactly as they really occurred.
FarRightWing

Apopka, FL

#10 Mar 3, 2009
Thier history I'm afraid.The odds of surviving in the middle of an ocean without any sort of protection are nill unless there is a major miracle. Just trying to stay afloat would be hard enough,but after two days forget it,their goners' for sure.
well

Tallahassee, FL

#11 Mar 3, 2009
the one wrote:
Anyone stupid enough to go out in rough seas like that deserve what happens to them. Stupid people doing stupid things......
you should not have wrote this statement then because it is beyond stupid...rather a$$holish and ignorant
goodluck

AOL

#12 Mar 3, 2009
It's virtually impossible to climb onto the hull of an overturned boat....too slick. The only thing to grab is the shaft of the motor....which the one suvivor had a hold of. The boat probably got swamped too quick to grap flares, which the couldn't light when wet. Their only chance is if the 3 of them are still together in a group with some kind of flotation other than a vest, ie: ice chest, seat, etc. My praers are with them. Bottom line....not the type or size of boat to be offshore when a cold front's coming.
I Love Turnips

Roanoke, VA

#13 Mar 3, 2009
Chris wrote:
I would probably list "drowning" as the primary concern for these missing players. Hypothermia may be in the top five...
Read a rpt yesterday the rescued man said all 4 DID have life jackets on.
I Love Turnips

Roanoke, VA

#14 Mar 3, 2009
the one wrote:
Anyone stupid enough to go out in rough seas like that deserve what happens to them. Stupid people doing stupid things......
yeah, kinda just like you...stupid people writing stupid things. Had you read up on this, the men left in clear weather and other boaters commented on how bad it got really fast out there that day.

Go find some baby bird to squash or something...maybe you'll feel better?
I Love Turnips

Roanoke, VA

#15 Mar 3, 2009
Ebenezer wrote:
Hey Coast Guard, did you look under the boat? If it flipped and they had their jackets on, they might be stuck under the hull in the air bubble with too much floatation on to allow them to swim out from under the boat. Did the survivor clearly see them after the incident or is his memory not back to normal yet? It may take awhile for him to recall events exactly as they really occurred.
You're joking...right? are you so completely retarded you don't think they'd have done that IF they didn't already KNOW the others had been washed away after 12 hrs of clinging to the boat TOGETHER? Good GRIEF the idiots who have to post on here and show it to all!!!!
RUTHATSTUPID

Dunnellon, FL

#16 Mar 3, 2009
Ebenezer wrote:
Hey Coast Guard, did you look under the boat? If it flipped and they had their jackets on, they might be stuck under the hull in the air bubble with too much floatation on to allow them to swim out from under the boat. Did the survivor clearly see them after the incident or is his memory not back to normal yet? It may take awhile for him to recall events exactly as they really occurred.
Duhhhh
WTF

Austin, TX

#17 Mar 3, 2009
I Love Turnips wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah, kinda just like you...stupid people writing stupid things. Had you read up on this, the men left in clear weather and other boaters commented on how bad it got really fast out there that day.
Go find some baby bird to squash or something...maybe you'll feel better?
Ever hear of a weather radio?!?!?

They forcast the WHOLE DAY'S weather!!!
wanna know

Maitland, FL

#18 Mar 3, 2009
I believe in miracles. My prayers are with these men.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#19 Mar 3, 2009
FarRightWing wrote:
Thier history I'm afraid.The odds of surviving in the middle of an ocean without any sort of protection are nill unless there is a major miracle. Just trying to stay afloat would be hard enough,but after two days forget it,their goners' for sure.
I agree with you. I admit to not knowing much about the waters in that area, is it so cold this time of year that there wouldn't be much of a shark danger, or are sharks in that area year-round?

“I knew it.Hank's a RaidersFan!”

Since: Feb 07

Raleigh, NC

#20 Mar 3, 2009
Most of you are idiots.. obviuosly they didn't look into the weather as closely(or at all) before going out...but it doesn't change the fact they are people and its a shame that people like you want to criticize instead of using your energy for hoping the best for them or at least positive thoughts....would it be difficult to survive this long? absolutely...so lets hope for a miracle. No one deserves to have this kind of hate over a fishing trip gone bad. and yes it is hate when you are criticizing them for what they should of done and then calling them stupid.
those who are looking to call them stupid...look no further than the mirror to find stupid.
PkD

Orlando, FL

#21 Mar 3, 2009
campusalum wrote:
...I just don't understand why they separated from each other....
I'm sure separating wasn't intentional. The currents will move you apart. Currents of water can be moving at very different speeds, sometimes even different directions, just a foot or two apart -- especially in a storm.

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