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Authorities in Florida were able to use data from the lost cell phone of a kayaker, who di

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Authorities in Florida were able to use data from the lost cell phone of a kayaker, who di

Authorities in Florida were able to use data from the lost cell phone of a kayaker, who di

Authorities in Florida used data from the lost cell phone of a kayaker, who disappeared in the Everglades, to track down and rescue the man.

Mark Miele embarked on a solo kayaking trip in Everglades National Park on Jan.

22 .

But failed to return on Jan.

29, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Four days later, a sealed plastic bag of Miele's belongings, including his wallet and phone, washed up on the bank of the Lopez River.

A group of national park rangers discovered the belongings and reported their finding to the sheriff's office.

Deputies were able to download data from Miele's phone and use his most recent coordinates, which were logged on Jan.

31, to launch an aerial search.

Miele was spotted floating in his life jacket on Monday, Feb.

3, by an Aviation Unit, which was able to guide a police boat to his location.

Rescuers told WINK News that Miele was dehydrated and hypothermic when they finally reached him.

The lost kayaker was rushed to Physicians Regional Hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition.

Following his rescue, Miele's family said they were overjoyed to have their loved one back safe, and also requested privacy

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