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Coast Guard says search for missing boaters isn't done

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 29 2015 Jul 29, 2015 July 29, 2015 11:54 AM July 29, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

TEQUESTA, Fla. - A Coast Guard spokesman says the search for two teen boaters who went missing off the coast of Florida is ongoing.

Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss, the spokesman for the Florida Coast Guard district, said Wednesday: "There is no plan to suspend the search today."

Earlier, a U.S. official said the Coast Guard was suspending the search. But Doss says any reports of the search ending are inaccurate.

Doss says aircraft and boats are searching. Crews have been searching for 14-year-olds Perry Cohn and Austin Stephanos for six days.

At noon Wednesday, three vehicles pulled into the driveway of Cohen's home, and representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Tequesta Police got out and met with the family.

The teen's capsized boat was found Sunday, and the Coast Guard says it's searching the waters from Daytona Beach, Florida, north to South Carolina.

The boys are described as consummate seamen who grew up on the water and spent much of their free time boating and fishing.

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