62-year-old sailor, missing at sea, found alive 43 hours later
A 62-year-old boater who disappeared off the east coast of Florida was found nearly two days later, clinging to his capsized boat.
Stuart Bee was miraculously found alive, 86 miles offshore, after 43 hours of holding onto his 32-foot speedboat, the Stingray.
The alarms first went off when Bee failed to return home from his trip on Friday, November 27, after leaving around 4:00 p.m. pm.
The U.S. Coast Guard began searching, with a C-130 Hercules aircraft, but it wasn’t until Sunday morning, November 29, that Bee was spotted by a passing container ship, while clinging to your boat.
The crew of the 225-foot container ship helped rescue the 62-year-old man and brought him back to shore after 43 hours stranded at sea.
Bee had set sail from Cape Marina in Port Canaveral around 4:00 p.m. local time on November 27, and was rescued around 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 29.
His boat is believed to have suffered some kind of mechanical problem on Saturday and Bee woke up in the night, with the water in the boat.
Fortunately after dawn he saw the ship, so he took off his shirt and began waving it in an attempt to get the attention of the crew.
Bee commented that when they finally got to Bee, she immediately asked what day it was.
Thank goodness a happy ending.