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Stolen Boat Washes Ashore At SF Ocean Beach; Suspect Arrested

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A U.S. Park Police officer walks past a grounded boat at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, April 15, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was arrested when a stolen boat washed ashore at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach early Friday morning, a National Park Service spokesman said.

Visitors reported at 5:42 a.m. that the boat, “Dancing Wolf,” had washed ashore at the beach just north of Fulton Street, park spokesman George Durgerian said.

Park rangers and U.S. Park police responded and found a man in his late 30s who was aboard the ship and appeared to be intoxicated, Durgerian said.

Authorities determined the man, whose name is not yet being released, was wanted on unrelated warrants and took him into custody, Durgerian said.

Park officials learned that the boat had been reported stolen out of Vallejo at 2:30 a.m., he said.

The boat remained at the beach as of 8 a.m. Its owner was notified and was trying to arrange for the recovery of the vessel, Durgerian said.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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