The 54 foot long fishing vessel Verna A II ran ashore on a beach south of Salmon Creek, California. The lone person on board had gone to sleep on board the fishing vessel expecting the vessel to drift with the offshore current. Unfortunately, the Verna A II drifted towards shore and ran aground just 100 yards off the beach. An anchor was dropped to keep the Verna A II off the beach, but it did not hold and the vessel ended up on the beach. Local authorities were alerted and help bring the lone fisherman on board the Verna A ashore. No reports of injuries. The vessel remained ashore until it could be inspected for damage. Reports state the Verna A II will be salvaged and pulled off the beach. No pollution reported.
A salvage team arrived on scene and removed 475 gallons of diesel fuel off the vessel and the vessel was to be removed off the beach.
The person rescued off the Verna A II went to jail. After his rescue, he gave false names to authorities and disappeared for several hours before he was found in Bodega Bay. Reports now state the fishing vessel was uninsured.