Candlelight vigil for missing fishermen

Mobile County
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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Dozens of people came together paying their respects for two fishermen who went missing a week ago.

It was a very emotional night for everyone in attendance. The family chose to hold the vigil at the C&S Tackle Shop where Floyd “Genie Boy” Nelson and David Stegman took off on their last fishing trip.

Friends and family shared memories of the two men, lighting candles and sending up prayers that they are soon found. The boat the two were on was recovered shortly after they went missing, but no one has found Nelson or Stegman. 

Family told News 5 they decided to hold the vigil Tuesday night after the Coast Guard called off its official search. We spoke with Nelson’s Son-in-Law Stephen Haywood. He told us he and his wife (Nelson’s daughter) came down from Virginia as soon as they could, but they could be staying for a while. He said, “We will stay in the area until the bodies are recovered…We need the degree of closure. There are all kinds of varying estimaes about when they may be recovered. We know that everybody is still in the process of searching for the bodies.” 

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