MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two boys reported overdue in the vicinity of Jupiter, Florida, Friday.
At approximately 5 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received the report that both boys, 14, were aboard a 19-foot white single engine center console vessel believed to be heading towards the Bahamas on a fishing trip. They were last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m after purchasing $110 worth of fuel.
The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched an HC-144 “Ocean Sentry” airplane and an MH-65 “Dolphin” helicopter out of Coast Guard Air Station Miami along with boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet and Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce. The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell is also searching with the assistance of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.
The Coast Guard intends to search through out the night for the missing teens