Tugboat aground on Highland Beach

By Chuck Weber - bio | email
Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

HIGHLAND BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A tug boat ran aground near the beach Monday morning with four people on board.

An officer with the Coast Guard in Miami says it is only the tug that attempted to come aground. When it started taking on water, the captain let the barge to take the tug to the beach.

The Coast Guard says all four on board are okay. Two private vessels have the barge in tow, so the barge is no longer floating around. The game plan is waiting for low tide which will offer the best conditions for a repair crew to fix the hole in the tugboat.

Currently, beach access in the area is limited.