UPDATE: Cooler and Life Jackets Possibly Belonging to Missing Boaters off Port Canaveral Found by U.S. Coast Guard

By  //  August 18, 2019

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Brian McCluney and Justin Walker were reported missing on Saturday, the Coast Guard says, after they were reported to be going to the 8A Reef, located off the Atlantic coast. 

Crews with the U.S. Coast Guard have found life jackets and a cooler as part of a search for two missing boaters that have been reported as overdue after boating off of Port Canaveral on Saturday.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Crews with the U.S. Coast Guard have found life jackets and a cooler as part of a search for two missing boaters that have been reported as overdue after boating off Port Canaveral on Saturday, according to a post on Twitter from the U.S. Coast Guard. 

The boaters, Brian McCluney and Justin Walker, were last seen departing the 300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp Friday in a 24-foot center console.

They were reported missing on Saturday, the Coast Guard says, after they were reported to be going to the 8A Reef, located off the Atlantic coast.

The Coast Guard also says a civilian aircraft reported seeing a boat 50 miles east of Jacksonville that matched the ID of the missing boat and are investigating.

An earlier report of a debris field 50 miles east of St. Augustine was confirmed to not be associated with the missing boaters.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and U.S. Navy personnel have also been helping with the search. The Coast Guard also reports that civilians have also assisted.

BCSO is asking anyone out on the water who has any information that can assist in locating them to please call the United States Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center at 904-714-7558.

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and United States Coast Guard are actively searching for two missing boaters, Brian McCluney and Justin Walker, who were last seen yesterday morning around 11 a.m. (BCSO Image)

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