Firefighters lost at sea update. Family of firefighter lost at sea thanks public, searchers

'No plans for suspension' in search for firefighters lost at sea

firefighters lost at sea update

Use your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard to see the entire 360° view. McCluney is a firefighter and paramedic with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. But you know a good, healthy man can last a pretty good while in a boat just floating as long as they're out of the water and not in the water, wherein the water where hypothermia and sun and all the factors start coming into play. Three Florida businesses were also offering a for anyone who would find the two firefighters. It really expands our search zone. He's always worked at some of the busiest places. Although the boaters launched Friday morning from Port Canaveral, the current could have pushed these boaters north into the waters off Jacksonville's shores, so firefighters and others are combing the beaches of North Florida and spent much of Sunday in private boats off the coast of Northeast Florida.

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Missing firefighters: Teams battle time, current in search for boaters

firefighters lost at sea update

One of the men, Justin Walker, a 33-year-old firefighter in Fairfax County, Virginia, is from Vero Beach, according to family members. A search for the two missing firefighters began Friday night with rescuers facing some rain. Monday, a boater found a gear bag 50 miles off the coast of St. The search for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker has captured the nation's attention. So, with Brian's experience in the fire service and military experience, he's a very decorated veteran, if anyone can get out of this, he can. Two firefighters who loaded up and hit the sea for a fishing trip in Florida on Friday went missing, and four days later, the U.

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Coast Guard to suspend search for 2 missing firefighters

firefighters lost at sea update

Coast Guard Southeast, the search has spanned over 105,000 square miles — from Port Canaveral to New England. They said they're using high-tech cameras and long-range radar capable of spotting movement in the water, plus debris -- even small pieces. It doesn't appear that the firefighters filed a float plan, which would have included an inventory of the people and supplies on board and their intended destination. His age was not immediately available. McCluney's wife, Stephanie, said she is thankful to all who have given their time and efforts searching for the men. The Coast Guard said when they arrived to the search area, the debris found was not related to the boaters. Are aircraft being used to get an aerial view of the ocean? The search for the missing firefighters has included air support.

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What we know & don't know: Firefighters missing at sea

firefighters lost at sea update

Anybody and everybody from the coast of Georgia to South Carolina please help us. McCluney and Walker were last seen on Friday leaving Cape Canaveral in a 23-foot center console boat. Authorities said the roughly 50 miles off the shore of St. The firefighters' wives and their families are connected by a strong faith in God. Those are the kind of people always wanting to be in the action and go and do. Family members of the missing men are amazed at the outpouring of support.

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Missing firefighters: Teams battle time, current in search for boaters

firefighters lost at sea update

Everyone from regular people to pilots and plane owners are volunteering their time and equipment to bring these two firefighters home. According to officials, a search plane spotted a cooler and life jackets. Vlaun said 12,600 square miles of ocean from Jacksonville north to Savannah was covered Tuesday by Coast Guard, Customs and Board Protection and Navy aircraft and with three cutters. Suber said with bad weather, there's a chance the boat could have been capsized. Officials plan to hold another news conference Tuesday evening to update their search. Tuesday that the response in just a few hours from volunteers with boats able to handle the search has been overwhelming. Brian McCluney and Justin Walker went fishing on Friday.

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Search continues for missing firefighters boating off Florida's coast

firefighters lost at sea update

Anyone with information about the boaters or who can help in the search is asked to call the Coast Guard at. More than 100 fishermen and recreational boaters volunteered to help Tuesday. We live together for a third of our life in those fire stations. But more concerning is if they're in the water, which would be more dire. Interim Director Fire Chief Keith Powers said firefighters in Jacksonville will continue the search until their fellow firefighters are found. Walker is married to Natasha, who went on a plane with authorities Tuesday to help search for the firefighter.

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Missing firefighters from Florida: What we know, how to help

firefighters lost at sea update

The items found in the water were spotted about 50 miles off the coast of Mayport, however, the Coast Guard said the life vests and cooler were not from the missing boat. A Facebook page called was created Sunday reaching out to the public asking for help to find the missing men. Wyse and the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department say they will not rest until McCluney is found. Navy and Air Force, came out to help bring the two men home. Augustine, and McCluney's wife is confident the bag is her husband's. Brian McCluney and Justin Walker were last seen leaving the 300 Christopher Columbus Boat Ramp on Friday around 11 a.

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Missing firefighters: Teams battle time, current in search for boaters

firefighters lost at sea update

The two have been missing for nearly a week. While they had cell phones, loved ones were unable to make contact. The Coast Guard was alerted at 8 p. It's a brotherhood, a sisterhood, we always try to look out for each other. McCluney works for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, and Justin Walker is a master technician for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia.

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