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US Coast Guard calls off search for survivors in capsized boat off San Diego

03:55  04 may  2021
03:55  04 may  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday called off its search for more survivors from a boat that capsized off a rocky shoal near San Diego in what authorities said was an ill-fated migrant-smuggling operation that left three dead and five hospitalized. The 40-foot trawler-style vessel with 32 people aboard overturned and broke apart on Sunday near the Point Loma Tide Pools, part of a federal marine national monument about 20 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said. Officials on Sunday said four people aboard the boat had perished, but the Coast Guard on

'Panga-type' vessel carrying 30 people capsized off San Diego coast on Sunday; Feds believe boat was illegally smuggling undocumented migrants into US. Customs and Border Protection has beefed up security along coastal region and on Thursday, CBP intercepted panga vessel carrying 21 people off coastline . 'Once we arrived on scene, the boat had basically been broken apart. Conditions were pretty rough: 5 to 6 feet of surf, windy, cold.' Boats and aircraft were still searching around midday for other possible survivors in the water near the Cabrillo National Monument, the department said.

The Coast Guard on Monday called off its search for additional survivors after a boat overturned Sunday off the coast of San Diego, leaving three people dead and several hospitalized.

a sign on the side of a building: Coast Guard calls off search for survivors in capsized boat off San Diego © Getty Images Coast Guard calls off search for survivors in capsized boat off San Diego

The Coast Guard said in a Monday statement that officials suspended the rescue near the Cabrillo National Monument off the California city.

Officials from several agencies accounted for 32 people. Three people were declared dead and 29 people are alive, including five hospitalized in critical condition.

The cause of the boat overturning remains under investigation, according to the Monday statement.

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SAN DIEGO — A packed boat suspected of being used in a human smuggling operation capsized and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast , killing at least three people and injuring more than two dozen others, authorities said. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. Sunday following reports of an overturned vessel in the waves near the rugged peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The original call was for a handful of people overboard but as rescuers arrived in boats and jet skis they quickly

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Jeff Stephenson, a supervisory Border Patrol agent in the San Diego sector, told reporters on Sunday that "every indication from our perspective is that this was a smuggling vessel."

He added that agents were with a man who officials believe was the operator of the boat and a suspected smuggler.

Capt. Timothy Barelli, the Sector San Diego commander, said in the Monday statement that "Yesterday, we were once again reminded how dangerous these ocean smuggling attempts can be and we will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners to prevent, detect and respond to cases like this to keep the waters of San Diego safe and secure."

Officials on Sunday said victims of the overturning sustained injuries from the "breaking of the vessel" in rocky waters, hypothermia and more.

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