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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


3 posted on 03/02/2009 9:50:27 AM PST by TerP26
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The winds were causing alot of white caps making the search difficult.


5 posted on 03/02/2009 9:52:33 AM PST by HollyB
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My eyes may be bad but I thought I read that a boat with NFL players was missing? Is this a different story?


6 posted on 03/02/2009 9:52:44 AM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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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.


7 posted on 03/02/2009 9:53:21 AM PST by dawn53
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This is very very difficult especially with high seas. I have spent many days searching having been in the USCG.

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.

13 posted on 03/02/2009 10:13:23 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 5 year old son with Down Syndrome. He's a wonderful gift.)
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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.
Jack


20 posted on 03/02/2009 10:34:26 AM PST by btcusn
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How hard can it be to find these people with modern equipment these days?? Bright orange vest, come onnn

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.

22 posted on 03/02/2009 10:39:56 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy. FUBO!)
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