In the early hours of March 12th, a boat capsized off the coast of San Diego, causing widespread concern and raising questions about the safety of maritime travel. Here, we provide you with all the latest updates and details on this incident.
What Happened: According to reports, the boat was carrying a group of individuals on a fishing trip when it capsized. Or as some officials said that at least 8 individuals were killed after 2 boats believed to be involved in smuggling neared a beach in San Diego, and one of the boats overturned, according to the police. On Sunday, teams continued searching for an estimated 7 further deaths.
According to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Richard Brahm, a lady who was riding in one of the panga-style boats contacted 911 late Saturday night to report that the other watercraft had capsized in the seas near Blacks Beach. She was on board the second vessel.
The exact cause of the incident is still unknown, but it is believed that the boat may have been overloaded or hit by a large wave. The Coast Guard was immediately notified and sent out a rescue team to the scene.
Rescue Efforts: The rescue team worked tirelessly to save the individuals who were on board the boat. They were able to rescue several people, but unfortunately, some individuals did not survive the incident. The rescue team is still searching for any missing individuals and will continue to do so until everyone is accounted for.
Updates: As of this writing, the Coast Guard has not released the names of the individuals who were on board the boat. However, they have confirmed that the boat was a 35-foot charter vessel that was carrying 30 people. They have also stated that they will be conducting a thorough investigation into the incident to determine the cause and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
Conclusion: This incident is a tragic reminder of the dangers of maritime travel and the importance of taking proper safety precautions. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those affected by this incident. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.