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Posted by payne041
1/4/2018 10:26 PM
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) regrets to confirm that a boat with two anglers that was competing today in the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee did not check in at the designated weigh-in location at C. Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee, Florida, and has not yet been located.

The boat belonged to pro Bill Kisiah of Slidell, Louisiana, and co-angler Nik Kaylor of Apopka, Florida. The boat that the anglers were competing is a dark-colored Ranger Z521 with a red Evinrude G2 outboard. It is believed that the boaters had planned to travel to the South Bay area from the north end of the lake.

Kisiah is a nine-year veteran boater of FLW Series competition, while Kaylor had fished in 61 previous FLW events as a co-angler.

At this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of the Okeechobee Police Department, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard assisting. Cell phone providers have been contacted and the search is continuing from the air. FLW is cooperating fully and assisting the investigation in every possible way.

FLW will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the FLW website,
Posted by BASS MAN
1/4/2018 11:56 PM
Will pray
Posted by lafae7
1/5/2018 1:27 AM
They cancelled day 2 of the costa event to help search.
Posted by fischnrod
1/5/2018 4:36 AM
UPDATE 11:15 p.m.* 
The boater Bill Kisiah has been located alive. The search is continuing for co-angler Nik Kayler. Additional news will be posted as it is available.
Posted by porthos33
1/5/2018 4:54 AM
Dang, I hope they can find the other guy
Posted by Strato-G
1/5/2018 7:23 AM
Also located the boat, co-angler still not located....... ............
Posted by zack1a2
1/5/2018 8:12 AM
That is horrible news!
Posted by NickJ5101
1/5/2018 8:27 AM

This looks rough, hope they find him.
Posted by RRB32
1/5/2018 8:47 AM
Prayers! What happened? Crash and threw them out?
Posted by river rat
1/5/2018 10:19 AM
Posted by tnsportsman86
1/5/2018 10:38 AM
I stayed up late last night to see if they found the co angler. Pray he is found safe.
Posted by TOMMY 20RXD
1/5/2018 10:48 AM
Praying, so sad.
Posted by fischnrod
1/5/2018 2:46 PM

It's more real when you have a face with a name.
Posted by TDobson
1/5/2018 4:33 PM
Prayers for all involved.
Posted by Pointer 78
1/7/2018 5:59 PM
It's a recovery mission now. I hate it for his family. There is a GoFundMe account set up for his family if you'd like to help.
Posted by TDobson
1/7/2018 7:32 PM
So sad. Thanks for the update.
Posted by heath423
1/7/2018 8:56 PM
Terrible situation. Prayers for the family.
Posted by Tn bullet
1/7/2018 10:38 PM
Someone said they found nicks helmet has anyone else heard that! I’ve searched but never found anything
Posted by stuckinthetrees
1/9/2018 7:53 AM
First I heard about a helmet. I have been reading about it since Thursday
Posted by Mudman
1/9/2018 4:36 PM
Prayers and thoughts toward the family. Sure hope they find him soon to give the family some kind of closure. Sad week for our sport.
Posted by Lx545
1/9/2018 7:04 PM
I kept up with it right until they closed the group. I pray they at least can find him one way or the other. Sad deal for sure.
Posted by Kickerfish
1/10/2018 11:39 AM
From what I just read, it looks like they have found the body of Nik Kayler this morning. Such a sad, sad situation. Be extremely careful out there you guys.

Edited by Kickerfish 1/10/2018 11:43 AM
Posted by Lx545
1/10/2018 12:25 PM
Extremely sad deal. Glad they recovered his remains for his family.
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