WATCH: 15-metre boat runs aground on Cadiz beach

WATCH: 15-metre sailboat runs aground on Cadiz beach. image: [email protected]

Sunbathers on Valdelagrana beach in Cadiz province witnessed a 15-metre boat run aground

There was an abundance of excitement on a beach packed full of people enjoying this Easter Sunday, April 17, as a boat of about 15 meters in length ran aground in front of them. The incident occurred on the beach of Valdelagrana, in the Cadiz municipality of El Puerto.

Beachgoers would surely have been stunned to witness the sailboat approaching the shore without stopping, eventually ending up beached. In videos circulating on social media, the vessel can be seen propped up on its starboard side on the sandy bottom of the beach. It did not appear to have suffered any structural damage though.

Numerous bathers approached the boat offering to be of assistance. A Salvamento Maritimo craft located in Cadiz also arrived on the scene, attempting to free the boat by attaching a rope to try and tow it back out into open water. They had no success with this effort.

As the tide was already going out, further attempts to refloat the vessel were futile. Now, the crew will have to wait patiently for high tide to return so that they can return to the high seas, as reported by lavozdigital.es.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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