Dad of missing Tequesta teen to urge safe-boating classes for youngsters in Jupiter

Tequesta

Austin Stephanos holding a cobia

The father of Austin Stephanos, one of the Tequesta teens lost at sea last year, plans to be in Jupiter this morning to urge young people to take boating classes taught by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Blu Stephanos is scheduled to be at the Loxahatchee River Center at 11 a.m.

Austin and his friend Perry Cohen, also 14, were reported missing July 24 after leaving the Jupiter Inlet in a 19-foot Seacraft boat.

The Coast Guard called off its search that stretched from Daytona Beach to South Carolina on July 31. The families of the two missing boys called off the private search Aug. 9.

About 800 friends and family of Austin Stephanos gathered Nov. 13 at Jupiter First Church to say goodbye to the 14-year-old boy.

 

 

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