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FWC can now remove overturned yacht in Palm Beach

Posted at 12:32 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 14:31:04-04

The time has come and gone for the owner of a 72-foot yacht stuck off the north end of Palm Beach to remove it.

In the water for 12 days, it can now legally be removed by law enforcement.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says Thomas Baker drove the yacht onto the shoreline after claiming he had too many Long Island Iced Teas on September 7.

FWC is now working with the town of Palm Beach to move it as soon as possible. 

Efforts are underway to secure competitive bids from contractors who can remove the vessel, according to the wildlife agency.

It says additional criminal charges or civil action may be taken against Baker.

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