Sailboat with dead person aboard washes ashore near park

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Posted: Jul 31, 2015 5:35 PM

BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — A sailboat with a dead person aboard has washed ashore near a public park in northeastern Massachusetts.

Police in Beverly say an officer saw the boat run aground near Lynch Park on Friday afternoon. Lifeguards responded and found a person dead on board.

The person has not been identified.

Authorities say it's unclear whether a crime was committed or the person had a medical emergency. Beverly police, the district attorney's office and the medical examiner's office are investigating.

The boat remained grounded as low tide approached.