Boat runs aground near Silver Beach approach in Daytona; whereabouts of anyone onboard unknown

Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Like a scene from the classic TV show "Gilligan's Island, a 32-foot boat ran aground on the hard wet sands of the World's Most Famous Beach. Except that this is no desrted island and there was nobody with the boat.

At least not when the vessel ran aground at 10:45 a.m. on this Saturday morning, authorities said. A search was underway for th boat's owner or any of its occupants. The cabin cruiser was stuck in the sand north of the Silver Beach approach.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has not responded to an inquiry from Headline Surfer for information on the incident.




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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.