The U.S. Coast Guard has located Ward Stogdill and the Bella Dawn, his 30-foot sailboat after he was reported missing.

Coast Guard officials announced Thursday that Stogdill is alive and well and his boat is safely anchored near Exuma.

Stogdill departed at about 5:30 a.m., on Oct. 28, out of the Florida Keys on his way to the Bahamas.