Search crew finds missing boaters tackle bag 50 miles off the coast of St. Augustine

Brevard County, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday afternoon that a volunteer assisting in the search found a tackle bag belonging to one of the two missing fishermen off the coast of St. Augustine.

The wife of Brian McCluney, confirmed the bag contained his belongings. Tuesday the search will be heavily focused in the area where the tackle bag was located Monday.

Officials said the fishermen were last seen Friday morning while launching a boat from Cape Canaveral.

Officials said McCluney and Justin Walker, both of whom are firefighters, were last seen departing the 300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp Friday in a 24-foot center console boat heading toward the 8-A reef.

Relatives said they alerted the Coast Guard after the men didn't return home as expected Friday evening.


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