PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard announced Sunday that a 62-year-old boater who went missing off Port Canaveral’s coast on Friday was found alive, clinging to his capsized Sea Ray about 86 miles offshore.
Stuart Bee was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225-foot motor vessel named Angeles, whose crew spotted the man clinging to the bow of the vessel. They immediately took Bee aboard and transported him to shore.
According to USCG, Bee was reported missing after heading out of the Cape Marina at 4 p.m. He headed out aboard his 32-foot boat named the STINGRAY.
While Bee did not specify when he would return, USCG said his brother called the authorities saying Bee never stays out on the water for more than 24 hours.