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At least two people have died and nearly two dozen others have been hospitalized after a boat overturned off the coast of San Diego on Sunday morning, authorities said.

The San Diego Fire Department said that 25 people had been rescued from the water. Two rescued people died at the scene and the 23 others were taken to hospital. It was not immediately clear if anyone else was missing. The fire department said Sunday afternoon that rescuers continued to search the water in the area where the boat capsized.

The accident was first reported around 10:30 a.m. local time near Point Loma, a peninsular outcrop near the entrance to San Diego Bay. Later reports gave a more precise location near the Cabrillo National Monument, at the southern tip of the peninsula.

It was not immediately clear where the boat had sailed or what its destination was.

San Diego firefighters, San Diego rescuers, and federal agencies, including US Customs and Border Protection and the US Coast Guard, were involved in the rescue efforts.





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