LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – Police say a boater travelling to Texas became confused and beached his boat on the New Jersey shore.

NJ.com reports Lower Township Police responded to a stranded sailboat around 11 p.m. Friday. Corporal Robert Hartman says 67-year-old James DeGarmo was sailing to Texas when he got lost in the dark and beached his boat.

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Hartman says DeGarmo was also suffering from an unrelated medical issue when authorities found him. DeGarmo was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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Public works officials towed the boat out of the water during low tide on Saturday.

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