Published: Jul 09, 2014 1:02 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 09, 2014 4:42 PM EDT

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.