By the numbers: Searching for firefighters lost at sea

Infographic explains manpower & resources deployed in ongoing search


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Day 3 of the search for two firefighters lost at sea, the Coast Guard and other agencies ramped up their already tireless efforts to bring the men home.

As of Monday, the Coast Guard estimates that crews have covered at least 50,000 miles in the ongoing search, which has led them from Port Canaveral in Brevard County all the way up to the Carolinas.

That search effort has taken crews as far as 80 miles offshore, though a tackle bag belonging to one of the firefighters was found Monday approximately 50 miles off the shore of St. Augustine.

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Led by the Coast Guard, several agencies are involved including the Navy, Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish & Wildlife, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and Flagler County Fire Rescue.

Their resources include at least 37 boats and vessels, dozens of which are contributed by volunteers, as well as at least six aircraft, authorities have told News4Jax.

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