The search for the two teenagers from Florida who have been missing since last week continues and now has been expanded.
On Tuesday morning there was still no sign of the two boaters. The teams looking for them are now counting the fourth day of search and they still have no clue where the two boys might be.
The Coast Guard has already searched a very wide area According to Petty Officer Anthony Soto, the search area now extended towards north to Savannah and Georgia and towards south to Cape Canaveral. It remained about 50 miles off the coast of Jacksonville. However, they came out empty-handed in the end.
The two 14-year-old boys – Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen went fishing off the Florida coast, when their boat capsized and they probably landed in the water. They were last seen on Friday, July 24, when they stopped to buy $ 110 worth of fuel near Jupiter, Florida, in the afternoon, probably to continue their fishing trip.
Their vessel, which was 19 feet long, was found about 180 north of where they started their sailing trip. It was capsized and there was no sign of the boys.
Their mothers both gave an interview to TODAY and said they still have hope their boys are alive and well because they were very skilled in the water and prepared for various situations that might emerge:
“It’s not even second nature at this point. It’s in their blood. This is something they’ve prepared for their whole boating life. This is — they’re out there,” said ,” said Carly Black, Austin’s mother.
Pamela Cohen, Perry’s mother supported this statement, saying the two boys are very athletic and know how to handle any situation in the water. She also said she believes they are probably doing all that is in their power to stay alive and afloat in order to be rescued by the searching teams.
Even if the situation does not look good, their family and friends are confident that Austin and Perry are still out there. On Monday, they pleaded for help and asked people to search the shores for any clues. They said that a white YETI cooler and a Yamaha engine were not found by the search parties, even if the boys had them on the boat.
Joe Namath, the famous footballer who is also a family friend offered a $100,000 reward.
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