Update: Coast Guard releases video of capsized boat. Search for Teens Continues
UPDATE Monday 12:00PM Coast Guard officials said they’ve used a helicopter, boat and airplane and searched some 26,000 square nautical miles since the boys were reported missing Friday afternoon. Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios said Monday that ocean drift patterns complicated the search, but that crews continued to search. The overturned fishing boat was spotted about 11 a.m. Sunday. A Coast Guard helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer who confirmed the registration numbers of the boat. Lehmann said the boat will be anchored in place while search-and-rescue efforts continue.
UPDATE Sunday 03:00PM Sunday afternoon a family member of one of the two missing teens confirms that the boat found off the Ponce de Leon Inlet near Daytona Beach is the boat of the two teens missing off Jupiter Inlet. The search for the teens continues. UPDATE: Jacksonville Coast Guard reports a capsized boat was found 67 miles east of Ponce de Leon, near Daytona. Coast Guard says the boat matches the visual description of the teens boat but cannot confirm the registration number of the two boat match.
Two teens are missing since not returning from a fishing trip late friday. The boys are locals to the Jupiter area, dear friends, and in need of all the help anybody can give them. The Coast Guard - the best in the world at search and rescue — have been on the water looking for them since last night, but there cannot be possibly be enough of our angling and boating communities out there right now. If you can, get on the water and look for these kids. They are all of our kids. And at the risk of sounding incorrect or garnering anyone’s criticism, pray for their safe return.