Missing Boaters Freaked Out And Threw Punches

It’s been a couple of weeks since Nick Schuyler was rescued by the Coast Guard after a boat he was on with three friends, including NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, capsized while on a fishing trip. Schuyler was the lone survivor of the ordeal as both Cooper and Smith along with Will Bleakley were never found. It’s a tragic story, and one we’re finally starting to get a clearer picture of now that Schuyler’s recovering.

Nick Schuyler

At first Schuyler told authorities that the two NFL players just gave up and let themselves drift away while Bleakley hung in for a few days before making a swim for it. According to a new 23-page report by the Coast Guard we now have a better idea of what really happened, and as it turns out, Schuyler’s original account wasn’t very far off although there are some new disturbing details.

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Rescued Boater: NFLers Decided To “Drift Away”

The chances that Detroit Lion Corey Smith, Oakland Raider Marquis Cooper, and fellow boater Will Bleakley will ever be found went from slim to none on Tuesday evening as the U.S. Coast Guard called off their search for the missing boaters at sunset. After covering over 20,000 square miles of water since Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard decided that if they were ever going to find survivors other than Nick Schuyler they would have done it already.

So in order to find out what happened to the four men who went out on that boat we’re going to have to rely on the word of the rescued Schuyler. Obviously, after going through the ordeal that Schuyler has been through, we can’t be sure anything he says is the truth right now, but he did have some disturbing news about his missing friends.

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