Search expands for firefighters lost at sea

Rescuers raced to the spot where some gear was found that belonged to a pair of firefighters who vanished during a fishing trip off the coast of Florida.
1:54 | 08/20/19

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track down that killer. Urgent search for a pair of firefighters who vanished during a fishing trip off the coast of Florida. Rescuers racing to the spot where some gear was found. Victor Oquendo is in Miami and has the latest for us. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, robin. That tackle bag giving crews a much needed lead. Also a sign of hope for their families as the search now enters day four. This morning, the search for two missing boaters off the Florida coast intensifying. Overnight authorities zeroing in on the area where this fishing bag with gloves and gear was recovered about 50 miles off St. Augustine. Ryan Mccluney's wife saying she believes they threw it overboard to say we are here, come find us. He strategically took out heavy items, no pliers, no weights in it, only had things that he knew we could identify. We could definitely identify the bag. It was his father's so it is a huge deal. Reporter: Mccluney and Justin walker both firefighters haven't been heard from since they left on a fishing trip Friday morning. The coast guard releasing this surveillance image of the pair putting their boat into the waters of port canaveral. My brother is very well trained. They know what they're doing. If there is a way to get found they'll make that as easy as possible for us. Reporter: The search spanning nearly 50,000 square miles from cape canaveral up to Charleston, South Carolina. Dozens of boats, six aircraft and nearly 150 people looking for the firefighters by air and sea. Those numbers likely growing as authorities are asking for anyone with a boat to help. We're going to find these guys and it's just a matter we finally started zeroing in a little bit today and we'll find them. Reporter: And because both men are firefighters the fire and rescue chief says they have the experience and the skill set to survive and at this point this is still a rescue mission. George. Okay, Victor, thank you very much.

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