MIAMI (AP) - The US Coast Guard will suspend its search at sunset for two teenage Florida fishermen who have been missing for a week, officials said on Friday.
The 14-year-old boys, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, went missing last Friday and their capsized boat was found on Sunday. The Coast Guard has searched waters from 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 announcement brings to an end a massive sea-and-land search by the Coast Guard, which sent crews out night and day, scouring the Atlantic in hopes of finding the boys. They chased repeated reports of objects sighted in the water, and at times had the help of the Navy and other local agencies. But since the boat was found overturned, no useful clues turned up.