Search for Missing Firefighters off Fla. Coast Enters into Day 6

The search for two firefighters who went missing off the Florida coast over the weekend enters into its 6th day as authorities continue to look for clues.

The search for two missing firefighters off the Florida coast enters into its 6th day as the Coast Guard and volunteers continue to look for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker.

Government officials have been searching for the pair since Friday after they failed to return from a fishing trip near Port Canaveral that evening.

Earlier this week, officials found McCluney’s tackle bag about 50 miles off the coast of St. Augustine renewing hope for the pair’s survival.

Hi wife weighed in on the discovery displaying her confidence in both firefighters’ survival skills.

Family members have also taken to social media to display their confidence in the pair’s survival skills, citing both military and first responder experience. 

According to McCluney’s wife, he served in the U.S. Navy which is why she remains confident her husband will return citing the survival skills he has acquired through his experience as in the military and the fire department.

Reports claim McCluney and Walker were on a vessel belonging to McCluney’s late father, a vessel which his wife sad has told media outlets has had mechanical problems in the past. 

McCluney is a firefighter with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue and Walker serves as a firefighter in Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Virginia.

Numerous volunteers with boats have accompanied the Coast Guard and other agencies in the search for the missing men since last weekend.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the firemen is asked to call (904)714-7558.

If you are interested in donating to help continue active search efforts, click here.

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