Coast Guard suspends response to boat that capsized off San Diego in suspected smuggling operation

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday suspended its response to a boat suspected of being used in a human smuggling operation that capsized and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast, killing four people and injuring more than two dozen others.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday suspended its response to a boat suspected of being used in a human smuggling operation that capsized and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen others.

The search lasted through the night led by the Coast Guard Cutter Haddock and its crew. Officials on Sunday originally said four people aboard the boat had died, but the Coast Guard on Monday changed the number to three, citing information from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office, according to Reuters. A total of 29 survived, according to authorities

Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded 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.

"There are people in the water, drowning, getting sucked out the rip current there," San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. Rick…
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