New clues emerge in search for missing teen boaters

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Additional images uncovered from security cameras near the Jupiter Inlet area may provide clues regarding the disappearance of two Tequesta teens in July.

Richard Bowie, the director of the Maine-based search and rescue group DEEMI, said that a volunteer recently found the images, helping search groups to identify areas of interest near the Jupiter Inlet, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Last week, a dive team from the Peace River Search and Rescue group found items that may be connected to the boat of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, two 14-year-old boys who went missing in July.

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Bowie did not provide specifics about the recent dive effort, but the dive and recently-obtained images could help determine where the boys went missing, he said.

The teens set out from the Jupiter Inlet on July 24 for a fishing trip. The ocean waters off the inlet grew stormy that afternoon and the boys’ overturned 19-foot, single-engine boat was found two days later, about 65 nautical miles off the Ponce Inlet in Volusia County.

The boys’ disappearance prompted a massive search of coastal waters from Jupiter to the Carolinas by the U.S. Guard and various search and rescue groups.

The teens’ families called off privately-led search efforts on Aug. 8.