After week of searching, no sign of boys lost at sea

Carly Blac
Carly Black, right, mother of Austin Stephanos, gets a hug at Jumby Bay Island Grill, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla., during a fundraiser to pay for the private search efforts for Nick Cohen and Austin Stephanos, who have been missing since they took their boat out of the Jupiter Inlet, Friday. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A seventh night of searches for two Florida boys missing at sea has passed with no major break.

The Coast Guard was still scouring waters from Florida up through South Carolina early Friday but hadn’t turned up any new clues in the boys’ disappearance.

Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, have been missing a week. Their capsized boat was found last Sunday.

The Coast Guard says it will keep searching until it believes there’s no reasonable chance the boys could still be found alive.

Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said Thursday night that crews will be mobilized through Friday morning, but no determination had been made beyond that.

The boys’ families say they’ll press on with their own private search even if the Coast Guard halts theirs.

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