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    Re: Coast Guard searching for missing boat with NFL players

    I was stationed in Clearwater at the USCG Airstation.
    I flew many flights in that area.
    With good weather and some floatation, the survival chances increase dramatically.
    Found a few clinging to navigational buoys.
    Long story short, if they are in the water, their survival chances are slim.
    I always hated getting the word to call off a search.
    Our thoughts and prayers for the families
    Its better to lose the first game than the last one.

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    Re: Coast Guard searching for missing boat with NFL players

    Lions to retire Smith's No. 93 in '09

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4003668

    RICHMOND, Va. -- The Detroit Lions are retiring the number 93 jersey for the upcoming season in memory of defensive lineman Corey Smith, who disappeared when a boat capsized off the Florida coast.

    Smith, a free agent who played the past three seasons with Detroit, is one of three men who went missing off the Gulf Coast after their 21-foot fishing boat capsized in rough seas three weeks ago.

    Galen Duncan of the Lions' front office announced the one-year retirement of Smith's jersey number at a memorial service Saturday in Smith's hometown of Richmond, Va.


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    Re: Coast Guard searching for missing boat with NFL players

    That is a hell of the honor.
    The Lions rarely retire jerseys.


    But in all seriousness, he was coming off one of his better seasons and was probably looking at a starter role coming into this year.
    I feel so bad for his family, this has got to be one of the worst ways to lose someone, not knowing how or what all happened.
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    Re: Coast Guard searching for missing boat with NFL players

    [size=10pt]Report: Improper anchoring caused boat accident that claimed ex-Husky[/size]

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A deadly boating accident involving two NFL players and two of their friends was caused by not properly anchoring the vessel in the water, an investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission concludes.

    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/200.../1018/SPORTS09

    Well, it doesn't sound like he anchored improperly, but it does sound like he didn't do the right thing to get the anchor free.

    As I said a few pages back.
    Alot of guys try to "power" thier anchor free and if it doesn't work they just cut the line.

    Sounds to me that he had a couple of things going against him, 1) Rising seas.
    If he tried to power forward, as the article sounds, the anchor would cause the bow to go down if he did it to hard and the seas were up above 3 or 4 foot swells.
    2) Seemed to happen pretty quickly.
    Sounds like he only tried a couple of times before the boat flipped.
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    Re: Coast Guard searching for missing boat with NFL players

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    [size=10pt]Report: Improper anchoring caused boat accident that claimed ex-Husky[/size]

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A deadly boating accident involving two NFL players and two of their friends was caused by not properly anchoring the vessel in the water, an investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission concludes.

    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/200.../1018/SPORTS09

    Well, it doesn't sound like he anchored improperly, but it does sound like he didn't do the right thing to get the anchor free.

    As I said a few pages back.
    Alot of guys try to "power" thier anchor free and if it doesn't work they just cut the line.

    Sounds to me that he had a couple of things going against him, 1) Rising seas.
    If he tried to power forward, as the article sounds, the anchor would cause the bow to go down if he did it to hard and the seas were up above 3 or 4 foot swells.
    2) Seemed to happen pretty quickly.
    Sounds like he only tried a couple of times before the boat flipped.
    damn so unfortunate... it's almost llike just cut the damn thing and get the hell outta there...

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