The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Sunday it had located the 19-foot boat where two missing teens were last seen. The boat was found capsized about 67 nautical miles off Ponce Inlet, Fla., but the fate of the 14-year-olds remained unknown.
Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen left Jupiter on Friday for a fishing trip, but they never returned.
They were on a 19-foot, single-engine, center-console boat.
The Coast Guard searched more than 14,447 nautical square miles with no sign of the boat.
NFL legend Joe Namath, a neighbor of Cohen, also joined in the search Sunday. Namath appealed to anyone who may have information on the location of the boys to please come forward.
“We’re all praying,” Namath said at a press conference Sunday in Tequesta, Fla., with the families of the boys and the Coast Guard.
“We got a lot of people out on the water and in the air looking for them,” the Hall of Famer said. “We’ll stay out there until we find them.” The families are now offering a $100,000 reward for their safe return.
The teens posted on social media that they were heading to the Bahamas, but their parents think they would never go that far without telling them.
They think the teens were just joking.
The family has been posting updates in the Facebook group 'Find Austin and Perry.'
FOX 13 will continue with updates as the search continues.