Last weekend while driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, I spotted a fishing boat that had run aground south of Salmon Creek. While I braved walking across the hot sand, my wife stayed at the car and overheard two men talking about the incident.
Apparently, the captain of the boat was drunk when he grounded the 54-foot fishing vessel called the “Verna A II.”A surfer spotted the boat At 2:30 in the morning and helped the captain ashore.
When the authorities arrived, the captain was arrested because of a previous warrant for his arrest. But the man escaped while making a trip to the restroom.
A few hours later, the police found the captain buying more booze at a local store.