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3 dead, 27 injured, as boat capsizes off San Diego

3 May 2021
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2021-05-03 11:36

Three people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized after a wooden boat capsized on Sunday. It happened during a possible human smuggling operation just off the San Diego coast. Local lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma.

Seven people were pulled from the waves and 27 people were transported to hospitals. Officials said the group was overcrowded on a 40-foot cabin cruiser that is larger than the typical open-top wooden boats often used by smugglers to bring people illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.

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