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Missing Fla. Boys May Have Been Abducted by Father: Officials

An Amber Alert was re-issued for Cole Hakken, 4, and Chase Hakken, 2

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    Two boys missing from Tampa and the people they re believed to be with may be heading to or already in South Florida, the FBI said Friday.

    Two boys missing from Tampa, Fla. and the people they’re believed to be with may be heading to or already in South Florida, the FBI said Friday.

    An Amber Alert was re-issued for Cole Hakken, 4, and Chase Hakken, 2, who were last seen in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.

    They may be with their father Joshua Hakken, 35, and his wife Sharyn Hakken, 34, and they may be traveling in a 25-foot, 1972 Morgan sailboat, according to the FDLE. The vessel has a registration number of FL3717BK.

    The boat has a blue hull, the name "Salty" with a picture of a paw near the back of the hull on each side, a blue Bimini top and a white sail with blue trim, the FDLE said.

    Reactions Mixed to New Amber Alert Alarm Phone Message

    [MI] Reactions Mixed to New Amber Alert Alarm Phone Message
    The state Department of Law Enforcement sent out wireless alerts at about 1:45 a.m. Monday to thousands of Floridians about a missing 2-year-old in Collier County. The little girl was found safe Monday morning, but plenty of people were left wondering how their phones got the message in the first place. Christian Tavares, Chauntel James, Nicholas Perez and Michael Bernardoni spoke about the blaring alarm in Broward County.

    Authorities urge anyone with information on the location of the children to call the FBI's Miami office at 305-944-9101, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department at 813-247-8200, or 911.

    Stay with NBC6.com and NBC 6 South Florida for updates.

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