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Bush's boat runs aground on beach

Published 13/07/2010

Former US President George HW Bush
Former US President George HW Bush

Former US President George Bush Senior's fishing boat ended up high and dry on a beach near his Maine home after it ran aground in thick fog.

Fidelity IV became a curiosity for tourists as it sat stranded on Goose Beach at low tide.

Hours later, his staff moved the boat to its dock in Kennebunkport.

Mr Bush's spokesman Jim Appleby said the former president and some family members were aboard when the boat ran aground. No-one was hurt.

Mr Appleby said Mr Bush was close to shore in low visibility when a wave pushed his boat on to the beach.

As water receded at low tide, tourists walked up and snapped photos of the 38-foot boat.

Press Association

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