July 29, 2021
By Eric Englund
Surprising Halt: No just one was injured when motor failure forced the craft to run aground. (Supplied Photo)
A 36-foot trawler-design and style boat grounded on the Sussex Avenue beach front in Harvey Cedars soon after suffering from engine failure late Sunday night time.
Police Chief Robert Burnaford stated Robert and Ruth Mackey have been en route to Florida from Rhode Island when the incident happened at 10:30 p.m. “They had been also owning difficulty with their GPS process,” he stated. “They had been not confident exactly where they have been.” He explained the few have been not injured.
“The boat came ashore,” mentioned Burnaford. “The boat was rocking a tiny when the tide came in, but for the duration of reduced tide it was sitting right on the seashore.”
The main mentioned a close by “good Samaritan” set the pair up for the evening. “On Monday, they were in a position to get the boat towed,” he reported. “We’re lucky that every little thing went smoothly and that nobody bought damage.” —E.E.