Stephanie McCluney, wife of Brian McCluney, expressed her concerns – and her resolve -- to ABC's local affiliate station in Jacksonville, Florida, WJXX.
"It was supposed to be a fairly short day on the water," she said. "I gave them until 6 p.m. maybe because the fishing was great. But 6 o'clock, I didn't hear and I still could see that he didn't read my messages – they hadn't even been delivered yet … at 8 p.m. we called the Coast Guard."
Stephanie McCluney told ABC News her husband learned how to survive at sea while serving in the U.S. Navy. McCluney said she understands that the search is like looking for “a needle in a haystack,” but added that “these two men are probably the two most resourceful men.”
Kevin McCluney said that he and volunteers will continue to look for any signs of his brother or Justin Walker.
A fund has been set up by the Jacksonville Fire Department to help cover costs for volunteers and to assist the families.