Missing Boater Found Clinging To Capsized Boat

December 1, 2020

A boater who had been missing for days was found clinging to his capsized boat off of Florida's Atlantic coastline.

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Stuart Bee / Credit: US Coast Guard

Stuart Bee, 62, was reported missing last Friday after her failed to return to port.

On Sunday, a crew onboard a 225-foot container ship spotted Bee clinging to the bow of his 32-foot boat about 86 miles off of Cape Canaveral.

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Credit: US Coast Guard

The container ship, the Angeles, pulled Bee from the water after throwing him a buoy, and then notified the Coast Guard, which immediately deployed a crew to retrieve him.

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Credit: US Coast Guard

"Saving lives at sea is our highest calling," said Capt Mark Vlaun, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville.

"This is a truly incredible outcome that demonstrates the bond among all mariners and our community," he added.

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