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    FL - Ace Kimberly & his 3 kids missing off coast near Englewood, 21 June 2016

    http://www.nbc-2.com/story/32277362/...d#.V2pYW_krKHs

    FORT MYERS - The United States Coast Guard, as well as the Boca Grad Fire Department, are on the search for a boat at sea off the Gulf coast near Englewood.
    He and his 13 and 15-year old sons and 17-year-old daughter are aboard the missing 29-foot sailboat, according to officials. They were last heard from Sunday morning.

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    The man, his 13 and 15-year-old sons and 17-year-old daughter, departed from Sarasota around 7 a.m. aboard a 29-foot sailboat en-route to Fort Myers to repair the vessel.

    Later that day, around 3 p.m., the man called his brother and said the boat was in six-foot seas, and he was attempting to survive with his children offshore of Englewood.

    http://www.abc-7.com/story/32277725/...by-coast-guard

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    There were reports the white boat had no name and no radio.

    The Coast Guard tweeted an update Wednesday morning:

    #UPDATE #BreakingNews @USCGSoutheast C130 aircrew conducting first light search for missing family. pic.twitter.com/s4REO1fwgD

    — USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 22, 2016

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/search-u...ather-3-teens/

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    The 29-foot sailboat left Sarasota on Sunday morning around 7 a.m. and was heading to Ft. Myers to repair the sailboat.

    The family lived on the sailboat.

    http://wfla.com/2016/06/21/coast-gua...ear-englewood/

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    I've been reading about this all morning and it sure doesn't sound good at all. I wasn't aware they were taking the boat to Ft. Myers for repair and have no radio onboard. It sure sounds like a horrific situation but am hoping against hope they are found quickly and safely.

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    supposed to be a coast guard update at 10am, will post a link if its being covered live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    I've been reading about this all morning and it sure doesn't sound good at all. I wasn't aware they were taking the boat to Ft. Myers for repair and have no radio onboard. It sure sounds like a horrific situation but am hoping against hope they are found quickly and safely.
    no radio, no epirb = no good.

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    Praying for this family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjones View Post
    no radio, no epirb = no good.
    No radio is bad news, but they did at least have a cell phone. Hopefully they can at least track that until it went dead. I don't really understand why the dad would have called his brother but not 911 though... Even if he didn't think things were bad enough to call 911 at the time, you'd think he'd have dialed once things got worse/if he realized his phone was dying. I hope that doesn't mean a big wave suddenly swamped the boat?

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    looks like the update has been delayed until 11


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    should have the update live here soon;

    http://www.nbc-2.com/category/305197...father-3-teens

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    One of the WINK reporters said there are reports of a debris field 10 miles from Sanibel. That could be the delay.

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    oh no - debris field contained 6 life jackets, a tarp, etc - items were confirmed to be from the missing vessel


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    They did 8 searches yesterday and last night. On the 9th search this morning they found a debris field with items that correlated with things that the family is known to have on the boat.

    Prayers to the family...

    They were know to have two kayaks that they were towing behind them. They found 6 life jackets while there were 7 on board. So there is some hope.

    Debris field was found near Sanibel Island about 30 miles off-shore.
    Last edited by ClaireNC; 06-22-2016 at 11:19 AM.
    Please be aware that what I type is my opinion.

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    Awful. 😟

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