Sailboat runs aground on Morro Bay sand spit

aprado@thetribunenews.comOctober 9, 2010 

A large sailboat ran aground on the Morro Bay sand spit Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard station in Morro Bay confirmed.

Around 3:30 p.m., the rescuers from the Coast Guard, as well as Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and other agencies were summoned to the scene south of the harbor entrance, according to radio dispatches.

The vessel, described as an older, two-masted sailboat, lost power and then ran aground, the Coast Guard confirmed. No one was injured, authorities said.

No other information on the incident has been made available. Coast Guard crews expect some kind of recovery operation to take place on Sunday.

For now, the vessel remains just outside city limits on the sand spit that separates the Pacific Ocean from the bay.

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