Florida Boater Arrested After His Yacht Floated Ashore

Florida Boater Arrested
Florida Boater Arrested (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard)

Palm Beach, Fla. – A Florida boater was arrested for boating under the influence after his 72-foot yacht ran aground in Palm Beach.

Thomas Henry Baker, 63, admitted to police that he had been drinking Long Island Ice Teas before the boat washed ashore on Palm Beach.

Puzzled witnesses called the incident into the U.S. Coast Guard at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning when they spotted the yacht named “Time Out” floating next to the Palm Beach Inlet.

The Belle Isle, Fla. resident was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 7:03 a.m. and Towboat Us came to remove the boat from the shore.

The passengers aboard the large vessel were unharmed and able to walk ashore.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.
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