Terry Parker - Investigative Reporter
TEQUESTA, Fla. — FDLE report sparks new questions, concerns for parent of Tequesta boy missing at sea. Pamela Cohen doesn’t understand delay in calling for help to find Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen.
The newly released FDLE investigative report into the disappearance at sea of 14-year-old friends contained revelations that shocked and dismayed the mother of one of the boys as they learned more about the other parents’ actions that day.
“From minute one, the question was out there, ‘Why didn't you call me, my son was in that boat, why didn't you give us the opportunity to save him?’" said Pamela Cohen’s attorney, Guy Rubin. “What was new in the report was the timeline.”
Rubin said the report, which concluded there was probable cause for negligence charges, opened the door to a whole new set of questions.
“All of the interaction that the family of Austin had, after the storm passed over and Pamela wasn’t notified, 911 wasn't notified - many hours passed by and those hours were so precious,” said Rubin.