Joe Namath Joins Search for Teen Boaters Missing Off Palm Beach County Coast

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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 14,400 square nautical miles, including waters as far north as Melbourne.

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and area resident Joe Namath announced Sunday he was joining the search for the boys. The families are now offering a $100,000 reward for their safe return.

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