Alas, no explosive strike, no rocket-fast run. Turns out, the angler just found the thing and towed it in.

From the Mobile Press-Register:

A man fishing about 60 miles offshore from Tampa, Fla., on Sunday spotted something unusual: A BQM-167 drone out of Tyndall Air Force Base.


_Instead of calling the Coast Guard in Mobile, Ala. — which is what the Air Force recommends when people see such objects in the Gulf — the fisherman towed the drone ashore to Madeira Beach.

The BQM-167 belongs to the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, a tenant unit at Tyndall, and was lost March 10 due to an engine flameout during a routine training exercise, the Air Force said in a news release._