My heart is truly saddened that these three young men remain lost as sea. Like I said yesterday, it touches home because many of my closest friends have gone out further than 30 miles on an 18 foot boat and on any trip they may not come back. I have often acompanied them, but never that far out on a boat that small.
This story touches all of us because one of these young men, the Captain of the boat, is Oakland Raider Linebacker/Special Teamer Marquis Cooper.
Eternal Father, Strong to save
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep
Oh, hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.
Times like this remind us all of the strong human spirit and I pray that Marquis becomes a symbol for strength and determination and is found alive.