U.S. Coast Guard officials recently announced the suspension of an aggressive eight-day search for teenagers Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos who went missing off Florida’s Atlantic coast after embarking on a fishing trip July 24. The search involved a variety of aircraft, boating vessels and hundreds of people stretching as far north as Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. We’ll explore boating safety as we take a closer look at what goes into Coast Guard search and rescue operations as well as other local efforts to spot stranded boaters.
Bob Belliveau, Senior Navigator/Instructor (retired) United States Power Squadrons
Clint Dawson, President of Sundown Patrol of Lee County