People Wash Ashore After Boat Capsizes in San Diego, Smuggling Suspected


4:28 PM PT — The body count has ticked up as authorities have gotten a grasp on things — there are now 3 people confirmed dead, and upwards of 27 people hospitalized with injuries. Here’s another thing … authorities are saying this appears to have been an illegal human smuggling operation gone wrong, with the captain of the ship now in custody for questioning.

A boat carrying dozens of people capsized in San Diego, killing 2 and injuring several more — but it’s clear the vessel did more than just flip over … it was utterly destroyed.

The wreckage happened Sunday off the shores of Point Loma, a peninsula jutting out from SD’s mainland. It’s unclear what caused the boat — which was reportedly carrying 25 people total — to tip … but once it did, emergency crews were called out to assist.

My daughter’ s Godfather and two of her friends are surrounded by debris near the Capsized boat at Ballast Pt. Point Loma,Ca. pic.twitter.com/ORv5eJ1T9i

— Jason Nocito (@HRYmonkey) May 2, 2021
@HRYmonkey

According to local reports, two people were pronounced dead at the scene … while the 23 others were transported to area hospitals, with some requiring CPR on the spot.

However, somebody posted footage of the aftermath … and it appears the boat got torn to pieces in the accident, with people onboard being washed ashore — not to mention all the debris floating in the water as well. In the video, you hear someone say the boat “blew up.”

Multiple agencies including @SDLifeguards rescued 25 people from the water. Sadly, two did not survive. 23 were taken to local hospitals. Federal agencies are still searching the water in vessels and aircraft.

— SDFD (@SDFD) May 2, 2021
@SDFD

The severity of the injuries isn’t entirely known at this point, but officials have said different people were taken to different hospitals.

A search and rescue mission is underway at the moment to see if there’s anybody else still in the water — and an investigation will ultimately be headed up by the feds, as this appears to have happened in their jurisdiction.

Originally Published — 2:10 PM PT

You can view the original article HERE.

Chrishell Stause Opens Up About Relationship With G Flip
Justin Timberlake Sued by Director of ’20/20 Experience’ Documentary
Natalie Portman Expresses Wish To Have Her Mighty Thor Star Alongside Captain Marvel In The MCU
Bruce Willis struggled on film set before sharing aphasia diagnosis, crew claims
Sigourney Weaver is Jake and Neytiri’s Daughter in Avatar: The Way of Water
Mr. Malcolm’s List movie review (2022)
A Mixed Follow-Up to the First Season
Final Destination Creator Says Upcoming Reboot Changes the Formula
‘The Shining’ and ‘Blade Runner’ actor Joe Turkel has died aged 94
Glastonbury effect sees Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, Diana Ross, Wet Leg and more enjoy huge uplift – Music News
Subscription service for Nintendo Switch repairs launches in Japan
Cardi B planning tummy tuck after giving birth to second child – Music News
LIV players ask DP Tour to rescind sanctions
Joker’s wild: Nuggets, Jokic agree to $270M deal
U.S. captain doubts LIV golfers’ Ryder Cup hopes
Ex-top pick Appel, 30, makes MLB debut for Phils
Willow Writer Says There Will Be Plenty of Deep Cuts For Old Fans in Disney+ Series
Magnum P.I. Cast Reacts to Revival at NBC: “Time To Dust Off The Aloha Shirt”
Tom Swift Gets Canceled at The CW After One Season
Tom Swift Canceled at The CW
Daily Media: Oprah Daily Names Beauty Director, Julee Wilson’s New Role, And More!
Ciara’s Nude Body-Con Dress at Wimbledon
Rebecca Taylor Celebrates Hamptons Pop-up & New Collaboration With Fisch Swim At Topping Rose House
Alexandra Daddario’s Wedding Dress | Photos