wow, I hope the others are found alive. How hard can it be to find these people with modern equipment these days?? Bright orange vest, come onnn
The winds were causing alot of white caps making the search difficult.
My eyes may be bad but I thought I read that a boat with NFL players was missing? Is this a different story?
Seas yesterday were 10-14 feet, just a bit less today. Spotting someone, no matter what color the vest, among whitecaps and waves that size is very difficult.
These professional athletes have a lot of muscle which does not like to float thus making treading water more difficult. We don't know the condition of the life vests or if they had flares. Almost every new life jacket has a whistle and a mirror. That mirror is better than anything. The USCG will board boats to make sure these items are there to save lives, and they do. People don't realize this until it is to late.
Spotting someone bobbing around is a lot harder than it sounds, even if you know where to look you may never see him. It’s a big ocean.
Given the size of the search area, a guy in a vest, even in very calm waters is VERY VERY difficult to spot. Now the search area can be reduced, it's still damn difficult spotting a guy in a vest. And most fishermen don't wear the big hinkin orange vests, either.