Coast Guard suspends search for missing 16 year-old

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search Tuesday for a 16 year-old boy who went missing in the vicinity of Jupiter Inlet, Fla.

Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report that the teen went missing during an outing with a youth group at Juno Beach Pier Sunday.

The Coast Guard deployed numerous air and surface assets in the extensive 1,013 square nautical mile search spanning approximately 41 hours.

The Coast Guard deployed search and rescue crews aboard from Coast Guard Cutter Gannet, Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet small boats, Coast Guard Air Station Miami fixed wing aircrafts and helicopters alongside the Juno Police Department and the Palm Beach Sherrif’s Office.

“The most challenging part of my job is having to suspend search efforts for missing persons at sea,” said Capt. Chris Scraba, Coast Guard Sector Miami commander. “We would like to extend our sympathies to the families and friends affected by his disappearance.”

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