Best Friends lost at sea

Posted by Tricia Dunn - email

FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - Somewhere in the ocean two fishermen are lost.

Best friends, Vincent Faulkner and Eric Ross, headed out for what was suppose to be a quick fishing trip, and have yet to return.

The two men departed from the Fort Pierce boat ramp around noon on Sunday. Nine and a half hours later, when they still hadn't returned, Faulkner's wife called for help.

Their car remains in the same place,with an attached note to call the Coast Guard. Friends say the men usually fish in the calm intra coastal, but lately have ventured out to Sea. They could be anywhere, but friends and family are not giving up hope.

Sources say the men do not have a cell phone, but they do have life vests, safety equipment, and what friends call "one sturdy boat."

For now, the search continues. Miami coast guard helping by air, while Fort Pierce men and woman helping by sea, all to find these two best friends.