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2 dead and 23 taken to hospitals after the boat fell near San Diego: NPR



A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies over the area where a boat capsized just off the San Diego coast Sunday.

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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies over the area where a boat capsized just off the San Diego coast Sunday.

Denis Poroy / AP

At least two people have been killed after a boat capsized off the coast of San Diego on Sunday.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, local lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded to reports of a capsized vessel near the Point Loma Peninsula near the shoreline around the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego.

SDFD said across a series of updates that 25 people were rescued from the water, but two people did not survive. Rescuers transported 23 survivors to local hospitals for treatment.

Jose Ysea, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, said That San Diego Union-Tribune that he saw a large “dirt field” in the water.

“It’s very rocky over there, and while the waves were not too high, they looked quite strong,” he said with enough force to slam a boat into rocks.

Using boats and planes, federal agencies continue to search for more survivors.

A news conference is scheduled for Sunday afternoon local time.




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