Saturday, April 20, 2024

Man Arrested After Fleeing Police by Swimming from Beached Sailboat

A man was arrested after attempting to swim from a beached sailboat at around 11:30 am.

The arrest was the culmination of an hours-long standoff with U.S. Navy and civilian law enforcement Thursday morning.

The 30-foot, disabled sailboat washed ashore on the Coronado side of North Beach overnight. A public services employee attempted to speak with its passenger this morning but was met with threats of violence.

He was eventually apprehended on the Naval Air Station North Island side of the beach. Lifeguards were also on scene to assist.

The disabled sailboat was still on the beach as of 12 pm Thursday.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information is released.

Megan Kitt
Megan Kitt
Megan has worked as a reporter for more than 15 years, and her work in both print and digital journalism has been published in more than 25 publications worldwide. She is also an award-winning photographer. She holds BA degrees in journalism, English literature and creative writing and an MA degree in creative writing and literature. She believes a quality news publication's purpose is to strengthen a community through informative and connective reporting.Megan is also a mother of three and a Navy spouse. After living around the world both as a journalist and as a military spouse, she immediately fell in love with San Diego and Coronado for her family's long-term home.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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