This is one of the more bizarre overboard incidents we've seen recently. A man reported that he went overboard from Carnival Inspiration this morning about 4:00am as it was returning to Tampa. Yes, that's right; he reported it.
The 46-year-old-man was found clinging to a buoy in the channel by a pilot boat about 7:00am. The buoy was located about a mile southeast of Mullet Key, in Fort Desoto, in St. Petersburg.
The crew of the pilot boat reported it to the US Coast Guard. They transported the man to the Fort Desoto boat ramp, where EMS was waiting to take him a local hospital in St. Petersburg.
Details will be in today's edition of Cruise News Daily.
Here is a video report from the NBC affiliate in Ft. Myers: