U.S. Coast Guard searching waters amidst 2 missing NFL players

NFL player’s missing boat with 4 men on board off Florida’s Gulf coast.

West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–A 21 foot boat, owned by Corey Smith, Defensive End for the Detroit Lions, was been reported missing by his sports agent Ron Del Duca, late Saturday as reported by the Associated Press (AP). The boat was launched at Clearwater Pass early Saturday for a fishing trip with 4 men onboard. When the fishing party consisting of Corey Smith, Marquis Cooper, Nick Skyler and William Bleakley failed to return, Del Duca reported the missing vessel to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Cooper, linebacker for the Oakland Raiders, Smith, Sklyer, and Bleakley were due back on shore Saturday night. When the four man fishing party didn’t come ashore, Del Duca consulted with the Coast Guard and a search began about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Seas in the Gulf Coast have been rough and choppy since a weather front blew in Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard is searching a 750 mile square area for the boat.

Late this afternoon the U.S. Coast Guard reportedly found an overturned boat off Florida’s Gulf Coast with a person clinging to the side. No information regarding the boat, occupant or owner has been provided in connection with the missing NFL player’s boat.

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