VIDEO: Hear from father of missing Kentucky man found alive in Key West

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn (WVLT) -- A man missing from Cumberland County since Saturday has been found alive in Key West, Florida.

Relatives confirm to Volunteer TV news that Andrew Delaney Tuttle, was found sleeping in his car tonight in a parking lot in Key West, Florida.

He was taken to a police station where he contacted authorities in Cumberland County and told them he was okay.

Family members, including his wife Brooke, have also been contacted, but there's not word on how he ended up in Florida. Police there believe he drove there, and they do not suspect foul play.

Andrew's father Fred Tuttle says the trip may be an "Andy pill" -- a break of sorts, and his father says he hopes and prays when his son returns "he'll have his head on straight."

Fred Tuttle also suggests that his son may have made the impromptu trip because he's very social and "likes to have his different kinds of beer."

Tuttle was last seen April 5, at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, Tenn.

He contacted his wife by cell phone that day, but reportedly no one has heard from him since. When he made the call, he said he was apparently driving north on I-75, and was believed to be headed home to Kentucky.

Police in Cumberland County and all across East Tennessee searched for him, fearing he drove off I-75 in the fog, and possibly drove over a cliff.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for continued coverage of this developing news story.

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