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Sailor asks for help with stranded boat

While sailing from Cape Coral to Naples, Fla., to visit his family on Christmas Eve, Mark Diephouse's boat washed up and got landlocked on Fort Myers Beach.

Now, he says the Parks and Recreation Department is giving him 24 hours to get the boat in the water before it's destroyed and ends up at the dump. 

Diephouse was out on his newly bought 33-foot Hunter sailboat on his way to see family when disaster struck.

"We had three to five-foot rollers out here," Diephouse told NBC 2 News.