‘Race against time’: Search for firefighters missing at sea enters day 5

WESH | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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Five days after two firefighters left Port Canaveral on a fishing trip, the search for them has intensified and moved north.

Brian McCluney, a member of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, and Justin Walker, a Fairfax, Virginia, firefighter, were last seen leaving the Christopher Columbus Boat Ramp in Port Canaveral in a 24-foot fishing boat, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Officials said the pair were believed to have gone offshore around 30 miles and were expected to return around 6 p.m. They were heading toward a fishing spot known as 8A reef.

McCluney's wife, Stephanie Young McCluney told WESH 2 News that search crews on Monday had found her husband's tackle bag about 50 miles off the coast of St. Augustine. Following the discovery of the tackle bag by a Good Samaritan, the Coast Guard said it would be focused...
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