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SOURCE: KGO

RESTRICTION: COURTESY KGO; EMBARGO SAN FRANCISCO; ALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE THE FOLLOWING: USAGE OF THIS VIDEO MATERIAL IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 30 DAYS."

Pacifica, California - March 4, 2013

1. Wide, aerial, Police in small boat approach yacht, suspect is pulled onto small boat, suspect walked onto shore

2. Wide, aerial, suspect walked to beach vehicle

3. Wide, aerial,

Police in small boat pull on board second suspect

4. Wide, aerial,Police with suspect on shore

5. Wide, aerial, police pull 3rd suspect from yacht onto small boat, escort suspect to shore

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

THREE PEOPLE ARE UNDER ARREST IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING AN 82-FOOT YACHT ON MONDAY.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE TWO MEN AND ONE WOMAN, ALL IN THEIR 50'S AND 60'S, STOCKED THE YACHT WITH PIZZA AND BEER BEFORE SAILING OFF.

THEY GOT STUCK ON A SANDBAR IN SHALLOW WATER OFF A STATE BEACH, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.

SURFERS PADDLED NEAR THE YACHT WHILE FOUR-TO-FIVE FOOT WAVES POUNDED IT.

THE OWNERS REPORTED THEIR YACHT, KNOWN AS DARLIN', WAS STOLEN AFTER SEEING REPORTS ABOUT THE GROUNDED VESSEL ON T-V.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE THREE SUSPECTS REFUSED TO LEAVE THE YACHT UNTIL POLICE SURROUNDED IT WITH GUNS DRAWN.

THE THREE FACE CHARGES OF GRAND THEFT AND CONSPIRACY.

THE BOAT'S OWNER IS WORKING WITH AUTHORITIES TO REMOVE THE VESSEL FROM THE BEACH BEFORE STRONG WAVES DAMAGE IT.

SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

STORYLINE:

Police have arrested three people who were trapped on a stolen, 82-foot yacht that ran aground on a Northern California beach.

KGO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/15tifzL) that two men and a woman were arrested by Pacifica police on Monday, hours after the sailboat "Darlin"' got stuck in shallow water at low tide.

The boat's owner reported the vessel stolen from Sausalito after seeing television news coverage of it running aground at Pacifica State Beach.

The Coast Guard and police responded and surrounded the vessel on land and in the water, and eventually managed to get the suspects off the vessel.

The boat's owner was en route to Pacifica, the Coast Guard said.

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