Boat Accident near Peninsula of Point Loma Kills 3
SAN DIEGO, CA (May 4, 2021) – At least three people died and twenty-three others were hospitalized after a boat capsized near peninsula of Point Loma Sunday, May 1.
Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:00 a.m. after reports of an overturned vessel in the waves near the rugged peninsula. According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the boat capsized and broke apart in rough water just off the San Diego coast during a suspected human smuggling operation.
Rescuers pulled seven people from the waves, including three who drowned. One person was rescued from a cliff and 22 others managed to make it to shore on their own.
Paramedics took 27 people to hospitals with a variety of injuries, including hypothermia. Most of the victims were able to walk themselves to ambulances.
The total death toll remained unclear. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement that four people were dead. The coroner’s office confirmed three fatalities.
Officials said the group was overcrowded on a 40-foot cabin cruiser often used by smugglers to bring people illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.
An investigation is ongoing.
We express our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of the victims.
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