A man who fell asleep on his 35-foot sailboat is lucky to have walked away unscathed after the vessel's anchor came free and the boat ran aground in Avalon on Thursday morning.

The incident happened on the 47th Street beach, where onlookers spotted the Pearson 35 sailboat along the shore around 10:00.

According to the Cape May County Herald, the unidentified owner of the boat had anchored