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Boat washed ashore in San Clemente draws spectators

It’s not a sight you see on the sand every day: a boat washed up on dry land, not far from a popular surfing beach in San Clemente.

The boat, estimated to be about 28 feet long, was sitting south of the San Clemente Pier near T-Street beach Tuesday morning, June 29, drawing curious stares.

It appears the boat had been improperly tied up and got loose, washing ashore the night before, Orange County Sheriff PIO Sgt. Todd Hylton said. The owner, who was not identified, had been contacted and planned to have it towed off the beach.

But while it sat on the sand, people stopped to peer into windows and snap photos, including a group of junior lifeguards.

Ava and Steve Plass, on vacation from Indio, couldn’t help by sing the “Gilligan’s Island” tune as they approached, taking a selfie with the boat and the ocean behind them.

Ava and Steve Plass of Indio take a selfie in from of a sailboat that washed up on the beach just south of the San Clemente pier on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in San Clemente. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Diana Hardeman also stopped to take photos during a walk with her son, Crosby, 2, who was curious about the boat on the sand.

Members in the San Clemente Junior Lifeguard program check out a sailboat that washed up on the beach just south of the San Clemente pier on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in San Clemente. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

“I’ve never seen something like this before,” she said. “I’m curious about the story.”

Members in the San Clemente Junior Lifeguard program check out a sailboat that washed up on the beach just south of the San Clemente pier on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in San Clemente. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

 


Source: Orange County Register

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