Boaters missing off St. Pete

Discussion in 'Salt Water Fishing' started by seacatfish, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    I ask you all to say a prayer for the souls of those three boaters that are still in the water this morning. Can`t really say too much, just that the water is 61 degrees and they have been in there for over 48 hrs.
     
  2. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    They called off the search last night, after they figured 72 hours in the water. One guy of the 4 was found sitting on the hull of their upside down boat, hanging onto the skeg of the outboard. They hunted hard over 2400 square miles with planes, cutters, and boats.
     

  3. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    One final note; After this incident, I purchased survival suits for Lincoln and myself, as well as one for a third person. We already carry an epirb, so you would think we would not be in the water so long it would kill us, but another layer of protection seems to be proper, especially with my only son out there.