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Missing Florida boater rescued, found clinging to capsized boat

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Courtesy: USCG

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.

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.