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70-foot classic yacht washes ashore

A large boat ran aground Thursday morning in Playa del Rey, a beachside community of Los Angeles.

The captain of the 70-foot motoryacht Angelique said the boat was anchored just south of Marina del Rey harbor when he captain awoke around 4:30 a.m. to his anchor dragging, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“His attempts to start the vessel’s engines were unsuccessful, and before responding rescue units could arrive, his vessel went aground in heavy seas,” authorities said.

Click here for a video report by the local CBS TV news station and click here for a report by the L.A. Times.