VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard said crews will continue focusing on waters off northern Florida and southern Georgia into Wednesday, but the relentless hunt by sea and air turned up no clue where the 14-year-olds Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos might have drifted from their capsized boat.
The Coast Guard said it is still optimistic that the boys can be found alive. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said Tuesday that three Coast Guard cutters, a Navy ship and an airplane are still searching from the waters off Daytona Beach, Florida, north through Savannah, Georgia, and that they have no immediate plans to stop.
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Monday press conference on search Though he conceded the probability of finding someone alive decreases as time passes, he notes others have survived longer at sea. “We know it can happen and we’re hoping it happens again,” Doss said. He said the Coast Guard is constantly looking at a mix of factors to determine whether the search should continue.
The 14-year-olds have been missing since Friday, when they took a 19-foot boat into the Atlantic to fish.
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