Fishing boat ends up on Atlantic City beach

Fishing boat ends up on Atlantic City beach

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A fishing vessel that ran aground on the beach near the Pier Shops at Caesars Sunday night was freed Monday evening and towed to port, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Jessica Heather, a 56-footer, was structurally intact and didn't appear to leak any pollutants into the water or onto the beach, the Coast Guard said.

Authorities set up a safety perimeter around the vessel while waiting for higher tide, which is when a tow company refloated the boat and towed it away.

No one was hurt.

The Coast Guard is investigating how and why the vessel ran aground.

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