Boat of Capsized Florida Teens Found Off Bermuda

Boat found eight months after the boys went missing off Jupiter, Florida

Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen

Austin and Perry

The two teens who went missing on a fishing trip last summer.Cohen Family/Bill Barbosa Photography

Last summer two teens disappeared while fishing around Jupiter, Florida. The tragedy drew the attention of the international media and raised awareness of boating safety. Last week, authorities recovered their boat off the coast of Bermuda, along with an iPhone expected to provide clues about their accident.

Revisiting this horrible tragedy serves as another reminder to practice safe boating. A new Florida law now provides a discount on registration fees to all boaters who purchase an emergency locator beacon, such as a PLB or an EPIRB.

For boating safety lessons and tips, please visit our Coast-Guard affiliated safety page.