Published: May 30, 2011 8:52 PM EDT
Updated: May 30, 2011 8:52 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A man was operating his boat about a mile away from shore at Fort Myers Beach when his boat turned erratically and he was ejected, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The representative with the U.S. Coast Guard said the boat operator may have struck something, which caused the boat to circle clockwise for a period of time. 

The boat operator was retreived by a U.S. Coast Guard and he was uninjured. 

Lee County Marine Patrol and the Coast Guard tried to entangle the prop with line and bouys. They also tried to shut off the throttle with a boat hook. Finally the boat bogged itself down and shut off.

The boat was eventually about 500 yards offshore behind the Lani Kai.