Three dead, dozens hurt when suspected smuggling boat overturns off California

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The initial call arrived just before 10 a.m. (1700 GMT) and prompted a large emergency response, including the U.S. Coast Guard and state and local agencies,...
(Reuters) -Three people were killed and more than two dozen injured on Sunday when a suspected smuggling boat broke apart off Cabrillo National Monument at California's Point Loma, San Diego Fire-Rescue said.

as the magnitude of the incident became clear.

The 40-foot (12-m) boat had been pummeled to pieces by the surf by the time rescue boats arrived, said Rick Romero, lifeguard lieutenant for San Diego Fire-Rescue.

Several people were pulled from the water, and some required life-saving efforts on the beach. There had been about 30 people…
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