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At least 2 dead, 23 hospitalized after boat overturns off San Diego coast, authorities say

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At least two people were dead and 23 were hospitalized when a boat overturned Sunday off the San Diegocoast, fire officials said .

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. to the Cabrillo National Monument following reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

They rescued 25 people in a “multi medical casualty” incident, SDFD said on Twitter

Two people died at the scene, officials said, while 23 people were transported to local hospitals. At least one person “was in CPR status,” said fire officials.

Federal agencies are still searching the water in vessels and aircraft. The incident occurred in federal water jurisdiction, reported KGTV.

The Cabrillo National Monument is a California Historical Landmark commemorating the first time a European expedition ever landed on what became the West Coast of the U.S. 

The area has seen several boat incidents in recent years.

In July, an amphibious assault ship caught fire at Naval Base San Diego resulted in an  onboard explosion that injured 63 people and filled the skies with dark smoke, according to officials.



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