Coast Guard suspending search for missing Florida teens

This combination made from photos provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows Perry Cohen, left, and Austin Stephanos, both 14 years old. Cohen and Stephanos were last seen Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, in the Jupiter, Fla. area buying fuel for their 19-foot boat before embarking on a fishing trip. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Coast Guard says it’s suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who’ve been missing for a week.

Capt. Mark Fedor says the search continues in the meantime and has been a ‘true all hands on deck effort’.

The 14-year-old boys, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, went missing last Friday and their capsized boat was found Sunday. The Coast Guard has searched waters from South Florida up through South Carolina without success.

The boys’ families say they plan to continue a private search even after the Coast Guard’s efforts end.

The boys are described as consummate seamen who grew up on the water and spent much of their free time boating and fishing.

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