Man Arrested on Suspicion of Boating Under the Influence After 4 Rescued Off Venice

One person was arrested early Tuesday after a vessel ran aground in Venice and four people had to be rescued, authorities said.

Crews were working to remove a boat that ran aground on Venice Beach Sept. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Crews were working to remove a boat that ran aground on Venice Beach Sept. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

County lifeguards responded shortly before midnight on Monday to a boat that was having unknown problems in the water, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Four people were safely pulled from the boat and taken to shore, but the vessel had run aground, Supervisor Pittman with the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Initial attempts to remove the boat were unsuccessful because the tide wasn’t high enough, according to Fire Department Supervisor Miguel Ornelas.

As of 7:30 a.m., crews were still working on removing the vessel from the beach, aerial video over the scene showed.

No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

An official with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said a man was taken into custody on suspicion of boating under the influence.

No further information was immediately available.

KTLA’s Justin Burton and Geoff Peters contributed to this report.

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