UPDATE: The lifeguards were not able to haul the boat out, it has since washed ashore. I asked the LACoFD Captain last night what they would do in that event. He said unlike the boat south of the Marina inlet which has a steel hull, this one will be broken up and hauled away unless the owner works with The County and City to have it privately hauled away $$$$. The boat will most likely be considered a total loss. The Captain of the boat was charged with DUI on a watercraft, same penalties as driving a car while intoxicated. His boaters insurance is now F’d plus the crazy expense of dealing with the cost and impact of a DUI.
A drunk boat captain ran his boat aground with three other people aboard late Monday night. County lifeguards received the call of the boat having run aground and dispatched their vessels to latch a line to it so it didn’t keep inching farther into shore. The captain of the boat was removed and put in handcuffs and the other three passengers were removed safely and treated at the scene. Ironically several other people on the shore swam in to help, and were also wasted drunk. They were instructed to get out of the water to let the first responders do their jobs.
LA Sheriffs are in control of water based crimes, so they hauled the drunk captain of the boat off to get booked. LAFD and LAPD also cleared the scene. Captain Mike from LACoFD remained on scene directing the boats with the tow line out in the water as they wait for the tide to come in and hopefully get enough water under the boat to tow it away. He said the boat sustained a lot of damage during the crazy episode and it may take a few hours still, or even a day to get it towed out. Check my Vine to see videos from the scene, and a lot of my cats when they were kittens