CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A 62-year-old boater who had been missing since Friday is lucky to be alive thanks to the crew of a container ship that spotted him Sunday clinging to his capsized vessel off of Florida’s Atlantic coast.
#MustSee: Stuart Bee is recovered by the 225-foot motor vessel, #Angeles. The crew spotted the man clinging to the bow of the vessel and took him aboard and will transport him to shore. #BREAKING
Photo credit: crew member aboard the m/v Angeles. pic.twitter.com/1MSKcVRYG5
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) November 30, 2020
The United States Coast Guard says it had been searching for signs of Stuart Bee and his 32-foot boat since he was reported missing on Friday.
A crew onboard the container ship Angeles spotted Bee some 86 miles off of Cape Canaveral on Sunday.
A Coast Guard helicopter flew to the freighter to take Bee back to shore, the agency said.
Bee’s condition has not been released.