The Coast Guard has found three Orlando boaters who went missing off the coast of Pasco County.
Officials said when the men were found, they "looked good" and were "waving their hands."
Officials said the boaters will return to St. Petersburg via a Coast Guard cutter, but the trip back could take several hours as their boat will also be towed. The Coast Guard anticipates the men arriving in the Bay area early Saturday morning.
The men, identified as 49-year-old Charles Lyons, his brother 59-year-old Edward Lyons, and their friend Mike, left out of Anclote Key on Thursday on a 20-foot pleasure craft with a single outboard engine.
The mother of two of the boaters said officials told another son the men are doing fine.
"They called my son, who is down there, and they say they are about 50 miles out," Loretta Lyons said. "So, it will take a little while before they get them and they say all three of them are fine. We are just waiting for them to come home."
They were supposed to return by 6 p.m., but they never made it back.
The Coast Guard launched a search plane around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. The plane searched through the night and continued into Friday morning, when it was joined by more planes and a cutter.
The Coast Guard said the men had a float plan, but it did not include where they planned to fish.
The boaters are from Orlando.