Coast Guard Plane's Crew Spends Long Days Searching for Boys

The search contnues for two teenagers missing off the coast of Florida. Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater.
On Tuesday morning, the flight crew — including a public affairs officer and an Associated Press reporter — left Florida's Gulf coast at midmorning and flew eastward.
Once the plane cleared the state's other coast and was over the Atlantic, it dropped to 500 feet above the murky ocean. The crew eased open the back cargo ramp and two men flopped on their bellies so they could search the sea below. Petty Officer Garrett Peck said "You search like it's your mom out there."
And passion.
The Coast Guard spent a fifth day searching for the boys while their families coordinated air searches of their own, insistent that Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos were competent seamen and athletic young men who still could be found alive.
But the relentless hunt by sea and air turned up no clue where the 14-year-olds might have drifted from their capsized boat.