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, Florida – 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 grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.