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Alone, on autopilot, then overboard

A California boater took his 35-foot Viking yacht out alone on a planned 12-mile run to the Channel Islands off Los Angeles. In sloppy conditions, he flipped on the autopilot to tend to a few tasks, but was knocked overboard when a large wave struck his vessel. He watched from the water as the boat motored away. Click here to read an Associated Press account of the incident.