November 23, 2014
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - Witnesses say a three-story yacht that recently sold for $3.2 million has sunk in a Lake Tahoe marina.
It's not clear what sent the 86-foot Sierra Rose vessel underwater at the Tahoe Keys Marina by Monday morning, but neighbors reported hearing the sound of tearing metal Sunday night.
Witness Heather Contreras tells the Tahoe Daily Tribune more than a dozen people were on the vessel at the time, but everyone made it off safely. She says the boat didn't immediately sink.
A big screen TV, leather couches, and floating slices of bread could be seen inside the partially submerged yacht Monday.
The vessel includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, fireplaces, and a helicopter pad on top.
Calls to county officials and the marina manager were not immediately returned Tuesday.