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    FL - Austin Stephanos & Perry Cohen, both 14, Jupiter, 24 July 2015 - #1

    http://m.wsvn.com/article.html?hash=...s-fishing-trip

    I am hoping for the best. But I am also wondering if an adult actually 'okayed' this trip. They are on a 19 foot yacht, last seen yesterday (Friday, 7-24-15) @ 1:30 pm putting $10 of gas in the boat. Grandma called the authorities at 5-5:30pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendybtn View Post
    http://m.wsvn.com/article.html?hash=...s-fishing-trip
    I am hoping for the best. But I am also wondering if an adult actually 'okayed' this trip. They are on a 19 foot yacht, last seen yesterday (Friday, 7-24-15) @ 1:30 pm putting $10 of gas in the boat. Grandma called the authorities at 5-5:30pm.
    There's been thunderstorms every day lately too--makes navigation difficult for even seasoned sailors!
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    WTH...two 14 year olds navigating a 19 foot yacht on their own in the Bahamas???????

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    I'm wondering if msm has exaggerated by calling it a yacht. A friend of mine on FB is friends with one of the family members. The family member describes the boat as a white 18 foot seacraft with a 115 Yamaha engine.
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    Here's the missing flyer that's being asked to be shared on FB:

    missing-11800308_790193334429179_2951016767365949105_n.jpg
    I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.
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    FL - Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, 14, Jupiter 24 July 2015

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    The Coast Guard is searching for two 14-year-old fishermen last seen in the Atlantic waters off Jupiter, Florida.
    Authorities say Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen did not return as scheduled Friday from a fishing trip. The pair was last seen buying fuel Friday afternoon in the Jupiter area.

    The teens had been fishing from a 19-foot vessel with a single engine center console.
    Coast Guard air and sea search-and-rescue crews have covered more than 5,300 square nautical miles, including waters as far north as Melbourne. More at link.
    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/T...318530831.html
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    Why are 2 14 yo's out fishing by themselves??? This is awful. I pray that they are ok.
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    I have posted this info on the cruise groups on FB I belong to in case anyone is headed there this week to BOLO for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamima View Post
    WTH...two 14 year olds navigating a 19 foot yacht on their own in the Bahamas???????
    Shocking two 14 year olds being allowed ... Personal friend here on thread ..is this so?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wendybtn View Post
    http://m.wsvn.com/article.html?hash=...s-fishing-trip

    I am hoping for the best. But I am also wondering if an adult actually 'okayed' this trip. They are on a 19 foot yacht, last seen yesterday (Friday, 7-24-15) @ 1:30 pm putting $10 of gas in the boat. Grandma called the authorities at 5-5:30pm.
    FWIW -- the missing poster said that they bought $110 of fuel. Still, it's a pretty stupid play, even if they were familiar with the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuthster View Post
    Why are 2 14 yo's out fishing by themselves??? This is awful. I pray that they are ok.
    I was totally fine with two 14 year olds out fishing independently until I saw that they were on a boat... Were they really unsupervised?

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    I live in a coastal community. It's not uncommon for boys raised up in small fishing towns to A) own boats on their own. B) launch and boat alone and C) to have the funds (via selling bait, or other odd jobs) to afford the gas.
    I'd feel safer with a 14 year old "local" than my own DH, just because they are raised to know how to handle most situations.

    Prayers for these young fishermen and their families. Hoping they just had a power failure and will be back on track soon


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    How has the weather been in that area lately?
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    It was really rough on the west coast of Florida (Tampa) the past couple days and I can assume it went over to that side. I'm worried about how the weather played into this too.
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