Austin and Perry: Coast Guard Report Released
The Coast Guard has released a lengthy report detailing why their search efforts for missing teens Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen focused on the Bahamian coastline.
Several friends of Austin and Perry reported the boys were planning a day fishing trip to the Bahamas and had asked them to join.
A close friend of the family also told investigators she saw the boys leave with 2 extra gas cans, implying that they were expecting to go further than they normally would.
The U.S. Coast Guard report outlines how it expanded its search to the Bahamas after seeing additional texts and maps which confirmed the teens intent of traveling to the Bahamas.
After several days of searching the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard located the boys boat off the coast of New Smyrna Beach, but it was gone when they went back to tow it in.
In March, the capsized boat containing Austin’s cell phone were recovered off the coast of Bermuda.