By Rachel Leigh| February 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM EST - Updated June 26 at 2:35 PM
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - The search is on for an American man who went missing off the coast of Mexico after the boat he was sailing capsized Friday.
Joey Horrevoets was helping another man, Pablo Hildalgo, sail a boat to Ecuador.
The pair stopped off the coast near Rosarito, Mexico and tried to make it ashore on a dinghy boat. But a huge wave came out of nowhere.
It knocked both Hildalgo and Horrevoets into the Pacific Ocean. "I, I couldn't believe it. You know, I felt bad about this trip in the first place," said Joey's father Joseph Horrevoets.
Horrevoets, who lives in Port St. Lucie, said he is trying to do everything he can thousands of miles away.
Horrevoets said he was told by the American Consulate that Hildalgo was rescued by the Mexican Coast Guard. An official told Horrevoets his son has yet to be found. "I'm hoping that he swam to shore or to another ship -- or that some miracle happened or that I get a phone call," said Horrevoets.
Horrevoets said he was advised by the American Consulate not to travel to Mexico to help with the search of his son.
A request for information with the American Consulate was not granted. The office said any information regarding the search for Joey Horrevoets would have to wait until Monday.