Remains of Missing Hurricane Ian Victim Discovered on Sunken Sailboat in Fort Myers Beach

The remains of a Florida man were found on a sunken sailboat months after Hurricane Ian struck in September. James "Denny" Hurst's body was found on a

boat, named "Good Girl," after divers discovered the sunken vessel in Matanzas Pass in Fort Myers Beach, the Lee County Sheriff's Office shared over the weekend. Hurst was the

last known missing person in Lee County connected to the storm, per NBC News. RELATED: Reporting on Hurricane Ian's Devastation from the Field, I Was Struck by Floridians'

Will, Faith and Resolve "The remains have been positively identified as James Denny Hurst. Mr. Hurst's family has been notified. Our thoughts and prayers are with his

family," Sheriff Carmine Marceno wrote on social media. NBC affiliate WBBH-TV reported that a worker at Salty Sam's Marina noticed wreckage from a boat on Thursday

and informed authorities. "I mean, you know, we all know it's him," Hurst's daughter, Shannon Vaughan, told the outlet after the remains were initially found. "There's

absolutely no doubt. Like I said, he lived on the boat."  Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has

to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Hurst was last seen on last seen on the boat the day Hurricane Ian made landfall on Sept. 28, per

the outlet. "It's finally done. You know? It's just finally done," added Vaughan. "We're glad that you're finally found and you're home. I love you. I miss you. We all

do."