After 24 hours in the waters off Florida, he found the man clinging to an inverted ship.
A 62-year-old man was found floating in the sea on the surface of his capsized boat Florida Sunday Beach – 24 hours after he went missing at sea, authorities said.
The crew aboard the container ship Angels spotted Stuart Bee 86 miles from Cape Canaveral at 11 a.m., capturing his 32-foot vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The agency has been searching for signs of Potter since he was reported missing on Saturday morning.
The bee left Cape Marina on Friday, but the person who reported him missing did not return the next day, worried that he would not normally stay at sea overnight.
Photos released by the Coast Guard showed the bee swimming away from its sinking ship towards an orange life ring. Another picture showed a wet potter climbing soaking into a container vessel.
His health was not immediately known.
Captain Mark Vilan, commanding officer of the Jacksonville Department of the Coast Guard, thanked everyone involved in the rescue effort.
“Saving lives at sea is our highest call,” Vilan said in a statement. “This is a truly incredible result, demonstrating the bond between all Marines and our community.”