Eight people died after a smuggling boat capsized off the coast of San Diego, California. The accident took place around midnight on Saturday. Rescue personnel reached the area and brought out many people safely from the water.
First Published Mar 13, 2023, 9:48 AM IST
Two smuggling boats capsized off the coast of San Diego, California on Saturday evening. Eight people died in this incident. This makes it one of the most dangerous maritime human smuggling operations outside US shores. San Diego City Lifeguard Chief James Gartland said in a media conference about this incident.. We have lost eight people.
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San Diego Fire and Rescue officials were notified of the accident around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. A Spanish man called 911 to report that two boats had capsized in San Diego near the Mexican border, leaving 23 people stranded. He said there were eight people in the boat that capsized on Torrey Pines Beach and 15 in the other boat.
When rescue crews arrived at the scene, no one was found alive, Gartland said. He said the smugglers left the beach before rescue personnel arrived. It is stated that all the dead are adults.
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Often large numbers of immigrants from South and Central America secretly cross the US border. They often face many dangers in the hope of reaching the United States. Migrants sometimes die in such accidents. In May 2021, the boat broke up after hitting sand dunes at Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, San Diego. Three people died in this incident. But 33 people were pulled out safely by the rescue personnel.
Last Updated Mar 13, 2023, 9:48 AM IST