This combination made from photos provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows Perry Cohen, left, and Austin Stephanos, both 14 years old.
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By NBC News
August 4, 2015

Two weeks after two teenagers vanished while boating off the coast of South Florida, the Coast Guard has confirmed the one major clue in the boys’ disappearance is now lost at sea.

The boat that Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, had been fishing from is missing, officials said Tuesday.

The capsized vessel had been recovered on July 26 off the coast of New Smyrna Beach, more than two hours north of where the boys were last seen two days prior. The boat was inspected by a Coast Guard rescue swimmer and marked with a beacon, but was not immediately secured.

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