Boater safe after making distress call during storm, Coast Guard says

Vessel had been reported missing east of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard crews says multiple items have been found in the water at the last known position of the El Faro missing cargo ship.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A boater who made a distress while more than 10 miles off Port Canaveral during a storm Sunday made if home safely, the Coast Guard said. 

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received the distress call at 4 p.m. from a boater stating he was caught in a storm and needed assistance.

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium searched for the boat but later said the man called around 1 a.m. to say he had made it home.


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