MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade rescue units, along with several other agencies, were searching for a missing paddleboarder who was reported missing Friday afternoon off the Rickenbacker Causeway.READ MORE: ‘Fascinating. Loud. Exciting.’: Fort Lauderdale Air Show Blows Away Saturday Crowd Happy To Be Out Again
Two women had been keeping an eye on the paddleboarder, but lost sight of her, authorities said.
Police were called when the owner of a paddle board rental company found the woman’s board after it washed ashore.READ MORE: Supporters Gather At Torch Of Friendship For ‘Raise Your Voice For Colombia’ Rally
She had rented the paddle board at around 11:30 a.m. and according to Miami Fire Rescue, may have been a regular at the rental company.
After obtaining a driver’s license belonging to the missing woman, authorities were able to get in touch with her and verify her safety.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boats were on scene searching for the missing woman, as were units from Miami-Dade Police, Miami Fire Rescue, City of Miami Police, the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson: Fontainebleau Resort Will Not Get Casino License This Year
“At the end of the day, this ended on a positive note and she was found safe and sound and that’s the most important thing,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. “She was probably unaware of the amount of resources that were out here trying to find her.”