Amidst the tranquility of a fishing trip at the Rose River Farm in Madison County, a wounded warrior says he almost feels "semi-normal again." The amputee is one of about 1,000 servicemen and veterans who have reaped the benefits of the therapeutic art of fly-fishing, with the help of retired Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson
The family of an NFL player that had vowed to continue the search for him and two other boaters missing off the coast of Florida announced Friday that they are giving up. “Thursday at 5 p.m., we received new information on the events of last Saturday and decided to discontinue the search for Marquis,” Bruce Cooper, Marquis Cooper’s father, said in a written statement. “We want to thank everyone in Arizona, Tampa, and all over the United States for their thoughts, well-wishes, prayers and volunteer efforts on our behalf
The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday for two professional football players and a third man lost at sea, leaving the families to cope with unknown fates of the men and to organize a private search. “There’s a lot of things we have to come to grips with — we’ve all agreed unanimously we won’t give up hope,” said Bruce Cooper, father of Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper. Cooper, NFL free agent Corey Smith and former college football player William Bleakley are missing, with authorities believing a fishing boat carrying them and a fourth man overturned Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico
Rescuers are using computer models to try to find three missing boaters, including two NFL players, off the Florida coast Tuesday, the Coast Guard said. The search has passed 48 hours. The boaters went missing Saturday after embarking on a fishing trip
One of four boaters who went missing off the Florida coast Saturday has been found, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Three others, including two NFL players, remain missing
One of four boaters who went missing off the Florida coast Saturday has been found, according to the Coast Guard.