Sailboat Runs Into Power Lines in National City - NBC 7 San Diego

Sailboat Runs Into Power Lines in National City

Sailboat Runs Into Power Lines in National City

A sailboat pulled on trailer ran into power lines at a National City marina Friday afternoon.

A Bonita family told NBC 7 they enjoyed using their 35-foot boat all summer, but the time had come to load it up and take it home.

Unfortunately, they did not account for the power and telephone lines that crossed over one of the Pepper Park Marina exits.

As the driver maneuvered off the boat launch, the sailboat's mast ran into the energized, 240 volt lines that power the aquatic center.

The lines have since been de-energized, but when the mast hit, it pushed the boat off the trailer.

AAA is planning to bring in a tow truck, which will lift the boat back onto the trailer. Then, the driver will reverse away from the lines, hopefully freeing the boat.

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