A boat which grounded on Sandown beach is being lifted off the sand this morning (Monday).

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The Barracuda III ran into difficulty on Thursday (20), ending up on the beach in a severely damaged state and leaking fuel.

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Teams are using a crane to lift the boat from the beach.

As a result, the Esplanade has been closed.

Teams worked throughout the day to remove it safely from the shore as the tide came in, to safer, higher ground.

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The stricken boat on Sandown beach on Thursday
Sandown
The stricken boat on Sandown beach on Thursday

Thanks to Josh Salter-Paine at The Reef for the video

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