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Old 08-22-2019, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by crossthread View Post
Judge for yourself..


Boeing Test Flights fly that pattern. Been going on all week, not related.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:19 PM
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31-43.2N
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58 miles off Tybee. Orange life vest.

I think it's a new report.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:20 PM
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I have been following since Friday. Prayers for all involved. Hopefully we will here good news very soon.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Hillsboro View Post
Okay guys, let's not relive the past incident. Let's hope and pray that by some miracle they are found. This is about two fireman who went out and something happened where they were unable to come home. Let's all just take a deep breath and stop all the speculation and hopefully we will get some good news for us and for the families.
If all you're interested in is signaling hope, prayer and miracles as you wait for good news couldn't you accomplish this much more efficiently on Twitter using emojis?
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:21 PM
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Some folks have wondered how long you could survive out there. These guys aren't your ordinary fisherman and better mentally and physically prepared then most. Here's a clip from an interview with Brian's wife earlier this week:

Stephanie McCluney, wife of Brian McCluney, expressed her concerns – and her resolve -- to ABC's local affiliate station in Jacksonville, Florida, WJXX.

"It was supposed to be a fairly short day on the water," she said. "I gave them until 6 p.m. maybe because the fishing was great. But 6 o'clock, I didn't hear and I still could see that he didn't read my messages – they hadn't even been delivered yet … at 8 p.m. we called the Coast Guard."

One of the main reasons McCluney and Walker were taking the fishing boat out for the day was to honor Brian McCluney's recently-departed father.

"[Brian] wanted to get those lines wet one more time. You know, one big final hurrah for his dad and it was just supposed to be one great day in his honor … he was excited to get out there on the water," said Stephanie McCluney.

"He was prior military, navy veteran. He has SERE [Search, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape] training, survival training through the navy. Of course, firefighter, paramedic. So he is built to help people. He was a combat medical corpsman during the push through Fallujah so if there is anyone built of an iron man, that's him".

"I have an army of support. I know that the ocean is large and my God I serve is larger. He can change the wind and the waters at his command. I have faith. I have so many prayer warriors behind me … the fire department hasn't left my side. I feel so well held between my spiritual family, my fire family, and my family family," McCluney described.

"If there is ever two people," McCluney stated confidently, "I mean those two men are survivors and they are going to find their way home."

Godspeed gentlemen.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:21 PM
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A quick observation.
The tourney boats heading out from harbor are focused on one thing, get the biggest fish possible. They do usually cover a lot of water to make that happen, however, as mentioned the mindset is totally focused on fishing. Keeping an eye out for something floating is an off chance at best. It is usually expensive to enter a tournament and run a boat during one.
Would someone maybe ask the skippers if they are amenable to taking on board a volunteer spotter. In that way it can conceivably cover a lot of water observation and let the fishing teams do their thing.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Phinfreak09 View Post
I'm not trying to sound like a dick, but it has been a lot of irrational thoughts and comments on here today. I can assure you the USCG has covered all bases and done EVERYTHING possible. A lot of people are still hanging on to hope but hope is dwindling to be blunt. It has been 6 days and nothing has been found but a lone gear bag. Godspeed fellas

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Still got hopes but looks VERY DIM at this point
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
31-43.2N
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58 miles off Tybee. Orange life vest.

I think it's a new report.
Source? Those coordinates are close to the "life raft" report from yesterday.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:29 PM
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A quick trajectory based off the cell phone ping (reported 12 miles offshore) and the time and place the tackle bag was found. The hours calculated between the cell ping and the tackle bag was 63 hours give or take. (that is were a lot of variables come into play).

Here are my notes

Scenario 1 Notes=

Scenario= Not with boat, in the water and adrift, phone with boat or in dry case


1) Cell phone Ping 8/17 1am - Reported 12 Miles offshore by JFRD

2) Tackle Bag Located- 8/19 pm 50 Miles from St Augustine

3) Time and Distance between 2 clues= 63 hours, 97 NM apart

4) 1.59 MPH

5) 33NM per 24 Hrs

Possible Locations- traveling at 1.59MPH

8/20 NE Jacksonville, FL

8/21 SE Brunswick, GA

8/22 SSE Savanna, GA

8/23 E Savanna, GA


Big question was when did the bag hit the water? I know i am opening this up to interpretation and that is fine. This is just 1 scenario. If calculated with this scenario, considering they are NOT in the gulf stream. Then they are south of Savannah right now. Trying to plan to go out of Charleston Friday afternoon.

We went out from Ponce Inlet Sunday searching. Didn't see anything. I can't sleep with these guys out there. I need to do something to help. That's why I came to this forum, hoping others are having the same feeling. I do not claim to be a oceanographer.
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Butterflies in the stomach. This is intense. For some strange reason we are going get a positive break and soon.
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead 6 View Post
A quick observation.
The tourney boats heading out from harbor are focused on one thing, get the biggest fish possible. They do usually cover a lot of water to make that happen, however, as mentioned the mindset is totally focused on fishing. Keeping an eye out for something floating is an off chance at best. It is usually expensive to enter a tournament and run a boat during one.
Would someone maybe ask the skippers if they are amenable to taking on board a volunteer spotter. In that way it can conceivably cover a lot of water observation and let the fishing teams do their thing.
I think tournament fishermen are def keeping an eye out for all debris as it holds fish
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead 6 View Post
A quick observation.
The tourney boats heading out from harbor are focused on one thing, get the biggest fish possible. They do usually cover a lot of water to make that happen, however, as mentioned the mindset is totally focused on fishing. Keeping an eye out for something floating is an off chance at best. It is usually expensive to enter a tournament and run a boat during one.
Would someone maybe ask the skippers if they are amenable to taking on board a volunteer spotter. In that way it can conceivably cover a lot of water observation and let the fishing teams do their thing.

Got not dog in this hunt BUT as you mentioned these guys spend a LOT OF MONEY for these tx's and I am sure they are not going to want to be bothered with someone who is looking for a lost boat/boaters Now I know ANY OF THEM will drop what they are doing to help someone but their goal is to catch fish

I can see somebody asking them to stray from where they are fishing to look for something else plus most of these have a full crew anyway

With that said I am sure this will be in the back of their minds while up in the towers
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Butterflies in the stomach. This is intense. For some strange reason we are going get a positive break and soon.
I like the way you think, been feeling the same way. Still hoping & praying for these guys and all involved with the SAR.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tcpip95 View Post
Source? Those coordinates are close to the "life raft" report from yesterday.
Just repeated on the stream, date of 8/22 didn't catch the specific time.

Repeating now again.
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I just heard it on this feed:

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/18939/web
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
Just repeated on the stream, date of 8/22 didn't catch the specific time.

Repeating now again.
All I picked up was the 15 in the time, not the minutes, so It was within this hour.
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Repeating it again now to people asking on the radio.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:41 PM
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I believe the Tournament boats will be looking at the water pretty intensely looking for changes in surface like rips, bait, splashing etc. The tournament captains have keen eyes and look at the water differently. I am praying they are still with the boat,
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead 6 View Post
A quick observation.
The tourney boats heading out from harbor are focused on one thing, get the biggest fish possible. They do usually cover a lot of water to make that happen, however, as mentioned the mindset is totally focused on fishing. Keeping an eye out for something floating is an off chance at best.
Yeah, this statement is incorrect.

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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
Got not dog in this hunt BUT as you mentioned these guys spend a LOT OF MONEY for these tx's and I am sure they are not going to want to be bothered with someone who is looking for a lost boat/boaters.....

With that said I am sure this will be in the back of their minds while up in the towers
I promise you nothing could be farther than the truth. These guys, every one of them would make any tournament sacrifice for a fellow boater. Even ones they never met.
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