3 Killed, 27 injured as Boat Capsizes During Smuggling Operation in The U.S

A boat off the coast of San Diego overturned Sunday morning, killing three people and hospitalizing more than two dozen others on board.


 Authorities said it was a smuggling operation..

The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. off Point Loma near Cabrillo National Monument.

Officials said seven people were pulled 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, he said.

It was unclear where the people on board originated from. The captain of the boat is reportedly in custody and speaking with investigators. Smugglers typically face federal charges.

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