Panga boat abandoned on North County beach
June 27, 2014
An abandoned panga boat was found on a beach approximately four miles north of the Piedras Blancas Light Station on Thursday.
At about 1:30 p.m., a California Parks ranger driving on Highway 1 noticed a break in the fence line. Upon further investigation, he discovered a panga boat beached on the sand.
Investigators believe. based on the evidence they found at the scene such as articles of clothing, that the boat may have been transporting both people and narcotics. However, no drugs were discovered.
The latest panga is the third discovered in San Luis Obispo County this year and the 13 since early 2012. The investigation is ongoing.