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The Coast Guard has found the overturned fishing boat missing in the Gulf of Mexico and have rescued one survivor. Keep checking below for updates.

ESPN is reporting on SportsCenter that Nick Schuyler, a former South Florida football player (pictured), is the man who has been rescued from the water and is being flown back to shore. No word yet on any other survivors or what might have happened to the rest of the boat. We'll try to keep you updated as we get more details.


Boat found off Fla. [AP]
Scene from a gloomy Gulf Coast [Fox Sports]

Update: CNN Video of Schuyler arriving at the hospital by helicopter

Update @ 1:40 p.m. Fox News just reported that Schuyler told rescuers that all four men were together, near the boat, with life vests on, around 2 a.m. this morning, but obviously became separated. That will certainly raise hopes that the other three are still alive out there somewhere. Amazing.

Update @ 6:00 p.m.: Earlier today, Channel 10 in Tampa reported that Cooper had been found, but that turned out not to be true. Schuyler is hospitalized in serious condition, and the Coast Guard continues to search with the hope that the three other men can still be found.

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