Boat Overturns Near San Diego Coast, 3 Believed To Be Deceased And Captain Arrested

May 03, 2021

By Cao Hữu Tín

Photo by: TMZ

At least three people were killed and many others injured in a wooden boat which overturned on Sunday.

The location was not far from the San Diego coast, and the cause of this incident was still unknown. However, the captain was arrested because passengers might be victims of human smuggling.

"Every indication from our perspective was this was a smuggling vessel. We haven't confirmed their nationality," said Jeff Stephenson, a supervising agent with U.S. Border Patrol.

Off the shores of Point Loma, the Coast Guard saw the wreckage of the wooden boat which carried more than 20 people.

Because this accident occurred in the federal water jurisdiction, federal staff will investigate with the assistance of San Diego city.