Two people were killed and 23 injured when a boat capsized off the coast of San Diego, southern California, on May 2, local time. According to the latest information from the investigation department, the capsized vessel is often used for people smuggling, the incident is suspected of “people smuggling at sea” case.
The San Diego Fire and Rescue Service said in a message on its website that it rescued 25 people, including two dead. Earlier, a spokesman for the department said the ship, carrying 24 people, capsized at about 10:27 a.m. EST (1:27 p.m. EST) and several rescue agencies rushed to the scene to rescue people.
Twenty-three of the injured were taken to hospitals, according to San Diego Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz. Most of them suffered minor injuries, but three were in a “very state of emergency”.
At present, the dumping incident is still under investigation.