Sailboat Washes Ashore In Vero Beach Close To Sebastian Inlet

Vero Beach residents woke up to a sailboat beached by the water near the Sebastian Inlet.
Vero Beach residents woke up to a sailboat beached by the water near the Sebastian Inlet. (Photo: Mattison Taylor - Photographer and Owner of AffinityPixels photography.)

VERO BEACH – Here’s something you don’t see often in Vero Beach. A sailboat washed ashore last night and was spotted this morning on the Treasure Coast near the Sebastian Inlet.

“A witness told us that an elderly man was on the vessel and was taken away by police,” Mattison Taylor, photographer and owner of AffinityPixels Photography in Vero Beach, told Sebastian Daily.

According to Taylor, the sailboat was right off of A1A about a mile away from the Sebastian Inlet.

Bystanders stood and watched the tugboat pull the sailboat safely to sea.
Sailboat washed ashore in Vero Beach. (Photo: Mattison Taylor – Photographer and Owner of AffinityPixels photography.)

A tugboat arrived later in the day to move the sailboat. Bystanders stood and watched the tugboat pull the sailboat safely to sea.

So many things could have gone wrong when the sailboat was beached. Luckily, the vessel had minimal damage and was able to float once it was pulled back into the ocean.

Tugboat to the rescue. They're saying older man was taken out by police (Photo: Mattison Taylor - Photographer and Owner of AffinityPixels photography.)
Tugboat to the rescue. They’re saying older man was taken out by police (Photo: Mattison Taylor – Photographer and Owner of AffinityPixels photography.)

No one was harmed. This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.