A FLORIDA man was discovered clinging to the facet of his capsized boat two days after he was reported lacking by his household.
Stuart Bee, 62, was marooned within the Atlantic Ocean about 86 miles off the coast of Port Canaveral when he was noticed by the crew of the 225-foot-container ship Angeles on Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
Stuart Bee was rescued by the crew of the 225-foot-container ship AngelesCredit score: Twitter/@USCGSoutheast
Bee, 62, was marooned within the Atlantic Ocean about 86 miles off the coast of Port Canaveral on FridayCredit score: Twitter/@USCGSoutheast
Officers mentioned Bee was discovered unhurt, but it surely was not clear why his boat had capsizedCredit score: Twitter/@USCGSoutheast
Bee was discovered clinging to the facet of his capsized boatCredit score: Twitter/@USCGSoutheast
Bee swims towards an orange life preserver within the Atlantic OceanCredit score: Twitter/@USCGSoutheast
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Veronica Dunn-Depretis told ABC News that Bee was not injured, and it was not clear why his 32-foot boat had capsized.
“He was clinging to that after they got here throughout him and so they pulled him up on their vessel,” she mentioned.
Pictures present Bee miraculously swimming towards an orange lifesaving bouy and climbing onboard the Angeles.
Bee, who reportedly doesn’t usually keep on his boat in a single day, had sailed from Cape Marina in Port Canaveral on Friday and didn’t return, officials said in a news release.
Officers with the Coast Guard dispatched a C-130 Hercules aircrew from the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater to find the lacking man.
The Coast Guard issued an Enhanced Group Calling to mariners situated to be careful for Bee’s boat, referred to as the Sting Ray, and report any findings.
“Saving lives at sea is our highest calling. It is a actually unimaginable final result that demonstrates the bond amongst all mariners and our group,” mentioned Capt. Mark Vlaun, commanding officer of Sector Jacksonville.