Jacksonville, FL — The active search for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker by the Coast Guard and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue has come to an end after the men went missing a week ago off the Space Coast during a boating trip.
Randy Wyse, the President of the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters says it has been a hard week.
We were hoping for a better outcome.
Wyse says the community and volunteers have been phenomenal with the search and fundraiser. More than $150,000 has been raised and Wyse says the money is growing every hour but now the expenses are starting to come in.
We promised we would cover fuel for boats and planes.
Volunteers are being asked to bring their reimbursement receipts to the Command Post. Once the money gets situated, the money left over will go to the family members of McCluney and Walker.
Wyse tells WOKV they will not be involved or funding any private searches, but the families can do whatever they wish with the money.