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Coast Guard Widens Search for Two Florida Teens Missing at Sea

Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 02:37 PM

The U.S. Coast Guard expanded its search on Sunday for two teenage boys who went missing during a fishing expedition off the Florida coast two days ago, the service said in a statement.

Airplanes, helicopters and speedboats had covered more than 14,000 square nautical miles in the search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, who were last seen on a 19-foot white fishing boat in the waters of Palm Beach County, the Coast Guard said.

National Football League Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, who is a neighbor of the boys, offered a $100,000 reward to qualified searchers for the boys' safe return.

"We'll keep on looking until they find them," Namath told reporters at a news conference on Sunday.

Cohen and Stephanos had bought $110 worth of fuel on Friday afternoon, the last time they were seen in person, and were reported missing when they failed to return that evening as scheduled, the Coast Guard said.

Thunderstorms in the area where the boys set off likely made the waters rough on Friday afternoon and evening, The Weather Channel reported.

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The U.S. Coast Guard expanded its search on Sunday for two teenage boys who went missing during a fishing expedition off the Florida coast two days ago, the service said in a statement.Airplanes, helicopters and speedboats had covered more than 14,000 square nautical miles...
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