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Coast Guard Suspending Search At Sunset For Missing Teens

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Associated Press
Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos went missing last Friday and their capsized boat was found Sunday.

 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 for the  two 14-year-olds from Tequesta in the meantime. He said the search has been a `true all hands on deck effort'.

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.

A Florida congressman who represents the community where two teenage fishermen went missing at sea is urging the U.S. Coast Guard to keep searching Friday. Rep. Patrick E. Murphy issued a statement with a simple plea: "Keep looking."

Murphy, a Democrat, said noted that the water temperatures are warm and the two teens "know the water well."