The boat carrying four passengers, including NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, which was reported missing from a fishing trip early Sunday morning, was reportedly found by the Coast Guard on Monday morning with a survivor, Nick Schuyler, clinging to it.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, one of the passengers was discovered with the boat about 30 miles west of the Tampa Bay area. Ray Sanchez, a cousin of Cooper's who has been stationed at the boat ramp where the men were last seen, reportedly identified the survivor as Schuyler, a former University of South Florida football player.
The find was during an exhaustive search by the Coast Guard that covered 16,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico.
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