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Allegedly Drunk Sailor Runs Boat Aground In Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH ( — Authorities are trying to figure out the best way to remove a sailboat that was lodged in the sand in Laguna Beach Sunday after a sailor who was allegedly intoxicated ran it aground.

Stephen Michael Fryer, 47, of San Diego, ran the 28-foot vessel aground around 4 p.m.

Police and lifeguards found the owner inside the boat after it washed up on the beach, but after Fryer was unable to comply with lifeguards' directions he had to be removed by authorities.

Harbor patrol unsuccessfully attempted to tow the boat Monday.

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