A JOYRIDING sailor dumped a boat on Southsea beach after stealing it from a pontoon.
The coastguard and police were alerted by a runner who spotted the small tender to the west of South Parade Pier at 6am yesterday.
Hampshire police said it had a report of a boat stolen from the KB Boatpark pontoon in Old Portsmouth.
It was taken some time after October 18, when it was last used by the owner.
A police spokesman said: ‘It’s probably been taken for a joyride.’
The boat has been reunited with its owner.
Damage was discovered to the cabin.