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Man Recovered Clinging to Boat -- Not an NFLer

3/2/2009 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nick SchuylerBad news for the two NFL players who were onboard that missing boat. The Coast Guard found the vessel with only one person clinging on -- it was not either player.

Nick Schuyler was one of the four men onboard the 21-foot boat that left on a fishing trip early Sunday. Corey Smith, who played for the Detroit Lions last season, Marquis Cooper of the Oakland Raiders, and Will Beakley are all still missing.

The Coast Guard is continuing its search around where the boat was found -- 35 miles from land.

Story developing ...

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Wow    

Hopefully, the other three are still alive. How terrible this wait must be for their families.

2010 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

gone fishing

2010 days ago
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Where There's Smoke There's Fire    

I can't imagine how freaked the one guy is....The others are in my prayers..

2010 days ago
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Abby    

I certainly hope the other three are found safe. God bless them all.

2010 days ago
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BLISS    

may god be with them

2010 days ago
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Oh Yes She Did    

Oh No....this is terrible news...my prayers go out to the missing and to their families as well. Raider Nation, let's pray........

2010 days ago
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florida    

Your headline is a bit insensitive - a man was found alive - and that alone is a miracle - so what if he wasn't one of the NFL players his life is worth something too. I hope that the other 3 are found safely too -- but l think we should be thankful that Nick was found alive and apparently in good health (which is also amazing).

2010 days ago
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teri    

God be with them. Pray they had lifejackets or lifeboat with them.

2010 days ago
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cdm    

sad

2010 days ago
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LisaL    

Oh man, that's rough. I really hope the other 3 are found alive as well.

2010 days ago
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Moreaces    

This is just horrible, my prayers go out to them and their families

2010 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

Could have got tangled in them..life vests are a must...one careless act can take a life.No one can swim forever.

2010 days ago
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D    

No, major sports athletes and celebrities are the only people that *really* matter. The rest of us can just kiss off.

2010 days ago
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yankees27    

TMZ reporters are bunch of morons. They have no real journalistic skills. What they should have included is that the four men were all together until 2 am this morning when they got seperated..

2010 days ago
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pie    

UPDATE: A family member tells us that the Coast Guard has found a boat with one person clinging to the side.

We have just learned that the person clinging to the boat is Nick Schuyler. Click here to see the Photo Gallery of his arrival to Tampa General Hospital.

Schuyler's dad tells us that the other three were wearing their life vests. We have also learned that the boat was anchored and that it flipped over.

Schuyler's dad also tells us that Nick said the last he saw his friends was at 2 am this morning.

Schyuler is talking and his dad says he is expected to be okay.

They have not found the other 3 boaters yet.

We will continue to have the details posted here as we learn them.
- the other 3 maybe lost at sea.

2010 days ago
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