OCEANSIDE, Calif. — One person was rescued from a sailboat Sunday night after it veered past the mouth of Oceanside Harbor and became stuck in shallow waters, according to fire officials.
Oceanside Fire crews were alerted to the beached boat at 9:18 p.m. According to Battalion Chief Jon Regner, the sailboat was traveling South while attempting to enter the Oceanside Harbor at the North Jetty, near 1540 North Harbor Drive.
The sailboat, however, missed the mouth of the harbor after the boat operator became disoriented, ending up outside the harbor jetty where it was pushed by a wave into the beach.
The sailboat was beached about 20 feet from the surf, Oceanside Fire said in a release Monday.
One occupant, an adult male, was found aboard the vessel by crews. Two rescue swimmers took the occupant off the boat, but no injuries were reported. According to Oceanside Fire, the man was provided with warm blankets by crews.
The man aboard lived on the boat and has been displaced by the incident, according to Regner. The person has not been identified by authorities.
Tow Boat U.S. was dispatched to remove the sailboat and take it safely into the Oceanside Harbor, according to Oceanside Fire.
Authorities did not provide any information about the extent of the damage to the sailboat.