When he finally phoned home, the Miami Heat's Alec Kessler was in hot water.

The Coast Guard fruitlessly combed 28,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean between Florida and the Bahamas searching for the NBA forward before he finally made known his whereabouts Sunday night.The 6-foot-11 Kessler, who left here Thursday with two friends aboard his 33-foot speed boat en route to the Bimini Islands, finally got in touch with his fiancee, Rhea Harrelson.

He and his Georgia friends, Mark Davis and Scott Johns, said they were scouting sites for Kessler's approaching honeymoon - in the Abaco Islands. The wedding is planned for May 11.