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Families continue search for Florida boys lost at sea

Jupiter teens missing since July 24

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JUPITER, Fla. – The families of two Florida teens who have been missing at sea for more than a week are vowing not to give up their search.

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The parents of 14-year-olds Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos say they will use money raised on a GoFundMe page to keep a private search going.  At last check, the account had raised more than $405,000.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that it was suspending the search for the teens.  Officials said if credible new information was presented, it would resume its search.

Cohen and Stephanos have not been seen since they left Jupiter on July 24 for a fishing trip. 

Their boat was found 67 miles east of Ponce de Leon Inlet on July 26.

Family members and friends hope the teens, who are described as experienced boaters, used a cooler and other materials to fashion a raft.

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