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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