Missing boater found clinging to life...

Missing boater found clinging to life in Gulf of Mexico as hope...

There are 6 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 2, 2009, titled Missing boater found clinging to life in Gulf of Mexico as hope.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Nick Schuyler clings to a boat engine in the Gulf of Mexico as Coast Guard rescuers approach.

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doug diggler

Merritt Island, FL

#1 Mar 3, 2009
Too bad those football players don't have all their money out there to float on.
Been There Done That

Oviedo, FL

#3 Mar 3, 2009
doug diggler wrote:
Too bad those football players don't have all their money out there to float on.
You ID more apt should be "Dingle berry"

I can only surmise the source of this comment was from an Obama supporter who fulfills the requirement that you must envy and hate anyone who has more money than you and feels that they must have obtained it by cheating and stealing it.

These young men violated a fundamental rule of boating in that they failed to investigate the weather forecast before embarking on a risky trip far from shore in a little boat. I hate to second guess but I'd probably be right in thinking also a lot of beer was consumed along the way and that may have helped dull their normal caution. Everyone up and down the coast knew a cold front was coming down and bringing with it a squall line and the boats that did venture out in the Gulf stayed close and returned early. I'm sorry to say but no one this long in the cold water is still alive at this time. Only bodies now might later be recovered floating or washed up along the coast somewhere. I don't think though anyone should be making fun of another person's death and we all need to be respectful of these young men's surviving families who surely by now have to know this is now a recovery exercise and not a rescue.
Hen Penny

Sterling, VA

#4 Mar 3, 2009
This story is so bittersweet....sweet for the Schuyler family and bitter for the still missing, young men's families.Your coverage has been quite good and inspiring and yet with feeling.
Hen Penny

Sterling, VA

#5 Mar 3, 2009
Thank you for the picture shown. Not being a person with nautical knowledge, I really was wondering how a person could hold on to a slick boat in choppy water. Your story is heartwarming and we all hope that it has a happy ending for all four families.
Page VanDyke

Sterling, VA

#6 Mar 3, 2009
Hope all ends well for the men and families involved. Good story and reporting by Harry whose sport stories I always follow.

Fullerton, CA

#7 Mar 4, 2009
I pray for the families of the three missing men and hope by the grace of God that they are still out there and can be found and brought back home to their familes.

Im also glad that the one man was found and hope that he has a speedy recovery.

I will continue to pray for the families.

May God be with you and give you strenght through these tought times.

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