Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two missing 14-year-old boys in the vicinity of Jupiter.
Officials say at approximately 5 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard Sector Miami received the report that Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos were aboard a 19-foot white vessel believed to be heading towards the Bahamas on a fishing trip.
They were last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m after purchasing $110 worth of fuel.
Their moms are praying for the boys’ safe return.
“As a mother the worst feeling ever is not knowing where your child is,” said Austin’s mom, Carly Black. ‘”And knowing there’s nothing you can really do to help them.”
Perry’s mom, Pamela Cohen, says, “We wholeheartedly believe they are out there and alive.”
On Sunday, a vigil will be held at Jupiter Christian School at 6pm.
The Coast Guard launched an airplane and a helicopter out of Air Station Miami along with boat crews from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet and Station Fort Pierce.
The Coast Guard is also searching with the assistance of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The Coast Guard searched throughout Friday and Saturday for the missing boys.
The families are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to their safe return.
On Sunday, NFL legend Joe Namath joined the families of the boys at a press conference where they appealed to the public for any information leading to the safe return of the boys.