MIAMI — Search efforts for two missing teens continues 50 nautical miles east of Jacksonville, Florida, Monday.
On Sunday at 11 a.m., a Coast Guard HC-130 located a capsized vessel 67 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet, Florida. A Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was dispatched, lowered a rescue swimmer to the boat, and confirmed the vessel’s registration.
At this time a Coast Guard HC-130 airplane, the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark, the Cutter Sawfish and the U.S.S. Carney continue to search for the missing teens.
At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received the report that Austin Stephanos, 14, and Perry Cohen, 14, were aboard a 19-foot white single engine center console vessel and were last seen in the Jupiter, Florida, area at approximately 1:30 p.m after purchasing $110 worth of fuel.
The following Search-and-rescue crews have assisted with the search:
- Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
- Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft
- Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 aircraft
- Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater deployed MH-60 helicopter
- Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark
- Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish
- Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce
- Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet
- Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft
- Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office
- USS Carney
Rescue crews have covered more than 25,000 square nautical miles.
If you have any information that could assist with the search, please contact the Coast Guard or local authorities.