Florida boater rescued, returns to dry land

Stuart Bee, 63, described the harrowing experience after he fell asleep aboard his boat and woke up to notice it had taken on massive amounts of water.
2:12 | 12/02/20

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Now we're going to go to the end of that dramatic lost at sea sag G the Florida man found clinging to his boat and rescued has now set foot on dry land. T.J. Holmes is here on dry land with us to give us more on the story. Reporter: Stra, let me say it. It was only supposed to be a three-hour tour. He was supposed to go out stargazing for a few hours off the coast of Florida, it takes on water, no way to signal for help. That stargazing trip just ended on Tuesday in Delaware and this man on dry land has a story to tell. We are now hearing firsthand from the 63-year-old man who was lost at sea. You know the world's most interesting man, I'm just the Reporter: Stuart bee back on dry land after a harrowing experience. I had an incident out it was pretty dire. For a minute there I was thinking this is very bad. Reporee had been out stargazing in his boat when he had fallen asleep only to wake up when his boat was taking on massive amounts of water. The water came gushing in, pushed me out to the front. I took in a little bit of water but opened the hatch and G out that way. And I hung on to a few floating cushions. Reporter: The boater was stranded 86 miles off the coast of Florida. Clinging to just a piece of his sinking boat. I'm trying to think of what I could do to get help. Reporter: A container vessel spotted Stuart and what was left of his boat in the water supply took my shirt off. Waved it several times. Waited. Waited several times and continue Todd do that and I realized it was coming this way towards me. Reporter: He did have a rescue beacon but it went underwater. He tried several times to get it so he couldn't signal for help. Lucky he was found and ends up in Delaware because that container ship was going from Guatemala to Delaware. We'll take you with you. We ain't giving you a ride home. We figured that out. That's onou but really miraculous he was found. Coming up later, emotional

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