A man who made a distress call from a vessel east of Port Canaveral on Sunday afternoon is now home safe, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
- Officials received a distress call at 4 p.m. Sunday
- However, around 1 a.m. Monday, the man called to say he was home
Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville stated it received the distress call at 4 p.m. Sunday. In the call, the vessel's occupants said they were caught in a storm and needed assistance.
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium were assisting in the search.
However, at around 1 a.m. Monday, the Coast Guard received a call from the man who made the distress call, saying he was now home.
"The command center was able to confirm the man made the original distress call and made it home safely once the storm passed," the U.S. Coast Guard stated in a tweet.
#BreakingNews #Update At approx. 1 a.m., @USCG Sector Jax received a call from a man claiming he made a distress call when he was 10-14 miles offshore. The command center was able to confirm the man made the original distress call and made it home safely once the storm passed. pic.twitter.com/7lw543ythD— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 10, 2019