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Family: "We are looking for a miracle." Pensacola boaters still missing

PENSACOLA, Fla (WKRG)-- "We are looking for a miracle," says the granddaughter of one of the three boaters still missing in Pensacola.

 

Meghan Cooper  says her grandfather 86-year-old David Washington Sr., 65-year-old David Washington Jr. and 62-year-old Darryl Washington were all experienced boaters and fished for the last 35 years several times a week.

 

She confirms the 17 foot Cape Horn that had capsized in the Gulf and was towed into the Navy Point boat ramp Thursday is her grandfather's boat.

 

The men also had two dogs with them.  She says her grandfather never went anywhere without his Yorkie "Destiny" and her uncle always had his miniature-pinscher "Stitch" along on the fishing trip.

 

They left at 5 am Wednesday morning to go snapper fishing.  The last ping on a cell tower from that phone was around 5 pm Wednesday afternoon.

 

The Coast Guard continues their search along a wide area south of Pensacola Pass and to the east.


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