SAN DIEGO — Eight persons are lifeless after two pangas overturned close to Black’s Seashore in a single day in what officers are calling a “mass migration incident.”
Lifeguards responded to an space close to Black’s Seashore after receiving a name round 11:30 p.m. Saturday, in response to a San Diego Fireplace-Rescue Division spokesperson. The caller said she was on a panga with eight individuals who had made it to shore and that one other panga had capsized, with a number of folks within the water.
Lifeguards and Customs and Border Safety officers arrived and located eight our bodies and two overturned pangas, SDFD mentioned. Lifeguards additionally discovered a number of lifejackets and gasoline barrels.
Companies continued their search Sunday morning.
“This is among the worst maritime smuggling tragedies that I can consider in California, actually right here within the metropolis of San Diego,” San Diego Lifeguard Chief James Garland mentioned throughout a morning information convention.
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