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Brian McCluney and Justin Walker: Searchers looking for Florida firefighters

Brian McCluney is a Jacksonville, Florida firefighter and Justin Walker is a master technician for the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire and Rescue Department.
Posted on August 20, 2019,at 4:35 AM
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The search continues for missing firefighters who went missing on August 16 while on a day-long fishing trip.

Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Florida, firefighter, and Justin Walker, a member of the Fairfax, Virginia, fire department, were last seen on Friday launching a 22-foot fishing boat at Port Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Sunday.

On Monday, officials had 37 boats out searching for them as well as 6 aircraft. Approximately 5,000 square miles of water was searched on Monday, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.

Around 11 a.m. Monday, an off-shore angular fishing bag was found by a civilian searcher about 50 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, officials said. Family has confirmed that the bag belonged to McCluney.

Firehouse.com reported that 50 Jacksonville firefighters are looking for the missing boaters. Fire Department volunteers are searching the waters between Central Florida and South Georgia.

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