March 3rd, 2009
05:31 PM ET

Coast Guard set to end search for boaters

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/03/03/florida.missing.boaters/art.stranded.uscg.jpg]CNN

The Coast Guard's search for three missing boaters, including two NFL players, will be called off at sundown Tuesday, Coast Guard Capt. Timothy Close said.

Close's announcement came a day after the Coast Guard rescued a fourth man who had been with the other three on a Saturday fishing trip off Florida's Gulf Coast.Still missing are Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, NFL free agent Corey Smith and former University of South Florida football player William Bleakley.


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