2 killed, 23 hurt when boat capsizes off San Diego coast

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SAN DIEGO — Two people were killed and nearly two dozen others were hospitalized after a wooden boat capsized Sunday during a possible human smuggling operation just off the San Diego coast, authorities said. Local lifeguards, the Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an
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SAN DIEGO — Two people were killed and nearly two dozen others were hospitalized after a wooden boat capsized Sunday during a possible human smuggling operation just off the San Diego coast, authorities said.

Local lifeguards, the Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Two patients died at the scene and 23 people were transported to hospitals with "varying degrees of injuries," department spokesman Jose Ysea said.

Ysea said when he arrived on scene near the Cabrillo National Monument there was a "large debris field" of broken wood and other…
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