MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami family of a missing man says he has been found alive and safe in Hawaii.READ MORE: 60 Years After The Bay Of Pigs Invasion, Many Cuban Americans' Distrust Of The Democratic Party Still Affects National Politics
No one had heard from 22-year-old Bryan Ruiz-Unger since he vanished Friday.
On Friday, a mysterious emergency call was placed from his phone in Honolulu.
His mother was worried sick.
“He always responds to everyone’s calls,” his mother, Isabel Ruiz-Unger, told CBS4.
Bryan Ruiz-Unger graduated from Gulliver in 2012. He was captain of the soccer team and a regional champ. He also spent two years at San Jose State.READ MORE: Justice Department Sues Roger Stone In Fort Lauderdale Over $2 Million In Unpaid Taxes
Recently, he was staying with a friend In California and going to tryouts, according to his mother.
Prior to being found, his mother was concerned at all the possible scenarios her son could be in.
“The phone could have been stolen, his laptop too. He could have run into the wrong people. You never know,” his mother said.
It’s been the 22-year-old’s dream since he was a child to play professional soccer.
His mom said he tried out in Las Vegas recently and didn’t make the cut.
“It was a blow,” she conceded.MORE NEWS: South Florida Restaurants Desperate For Workers Offer $400 Signing Bonuses
Bryan Ruiz-Unger’s brother, who lives in Washington State, and their father, a Miami pediatrician, are headed to Hawaii to bring him home.