At least two people have died and 23 were hospitalized when a boat overturned on Sunday off the coast of San Diegocoast, firefighters said.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. to the Cabrillo National Monument following reports of a ship overturned near the Point Loma Peninsula, according to the San Diego Fire Department.
They rescued 25 people during a “multi-wounded medical” incident, SDFD said on twitter.
Two people died at the scene, officials said, while 23 people were taken to local hospitals. At least one person “had CPR status,” the firefighters said.
Federal agencies always search for water on ships and aircraft. The incident took place within federal water jurisdiction, KGTV reported.
Cabrillo National Monument is a California historic monument commemorating the first time a European expedition landed on what has become the West Coast of the United States.
The area has seen several boat incidents in recent years.
In July, an amphibious assault ship caught fire at Naval Station San Diego, causing an onboard explosion that injured 63 people and filled the sky with black smoke, officials said.