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.