SANIBEL, Fla.- The Coast Guard and Sanibel Police Department assisted a man this morning who swam seven miles to shore after falling off a boat last night.
Peter Whiting's family reported that he had fallen overboard around 7:00 last night. He made it to the east end of Sanibel island around 4:15 a.m.
Family members tell WINK News Whiting was not injured.
The Coast Guard searched for hours by air and water, until the call came in that he was on land.