Video Update from WPTV News on FLW Missing Angler

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Video Update from WPTV News on FLW Missing Angler

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The fishermen, Bill Kisiah of Slidell, La., and his co-angler Nik Kayler of Apopka, Fla., were competing Thursday night in the Costa Fishing League Worldwide and did not check in at the designated location.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Friday morning that their crashed boat, a dark-colored Ranger Z521 with a red Evinrude G2 outboard, found near Pahokee belonged to the men.

Both were ejected into the water, according to FWC. Officers are still not sure what caused them to be thrown overboard.

Kisiah made it back to the boat and eventually the Pahokee Marina where he made contact with someone and asked for help, FWC said.

According to a FLW release, Kisiah, is a 9-year veteran boater of FLW Series competition. He was transported to Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. His condition was not released.

More info and Video https://www.wptv.com/news/state/one-fis ... okeechobee

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FLW Statement and Other INfo and final update on cancellation of rest of Okeechobee event in this link: http://www.westernbass.com/forum/day-fl ... 12381.html
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Re: Video Update from WPTV News on FLW Missing Angler

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*UPDATE 11:45 a.m. Friday from FLW*

In order to concentrate all efforts on the ongoing search for co-angler Nik Kayler, FLW officials have decided to cancel the remaining competition day at the Costa FLW Series tournament on Lake Okeechobee.

At this time, air search and recovery operations are still being conducted under the guidance of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and local authorities. FLW is assisting the search operations.

Final tournament standings will be determined by day one of competition.
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