The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 63-year-old man who was stranded in Lake Erie for over 12 hours after his boat capsized during a fishing trip.

Police in Brownsfield, Mich., notified the coast guard in Detroit at 4 a.m. Sunday of a possible overdue 16-foot white fishing vessel, with a man aboard.

His wife reported that she had not heard from him since 6:30 a.m. Saturday, when he had left to go fishing.

Officers went to locations his wife listed as where the man typically launched from. Monroe County police found the man’s vehicle and trailer at the Bolles Harbor boat ramp.

The Detroit coast guard directed the launch of a boatcrew fromToledo and a Canadian Coast Guard crew from Trenton, Ont.

At 6:40 a.m., a good Samaritan reported that he came across a person stranded on an overturned boat. It was confirmed that it was the same person the coast guard had been searching for.

The man reported his boat had capsized at about 5 p.m. on Saturday during a squall. He was wearing a life jacket.

A second boat crew from Station Toledo launched rescued the man aboard a 45-foot medium response boat. The man was transported to Meinkes Marina in Anchor Point, Ohio, to meet with emergency medical services.