Boat off San Diego coast in possible smuggling operation capsizes, kills 4, injures 24, authorities say

By Jack Durshlag | Fox News

San Diego boat capsizes killing 4, injuring 24 in possible smuggling operation
A boat off the coast of San Diego overturned Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 24 others — one critically — in what authorities say was a smuggling operation.

The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. off Point Loma near Cabrillo National Monument. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded to the scene after reports of an overturned vessel in the surf near the rocky peninsula.

Authorities recovered three bodies in the surf, San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. Rick Romero said. One person was rescued from a cliff and 22 others managed to make it to shore, he said.