Two people died and 23 were hospitalized after a boat capsized off the Southern California coast on Sunday, authorities said.
The incident was reported just before 10:30 a.m. near San Diego, the city’s fire department said in a statement. Dozens of crews responded to the Point Loma area, near the Cabrillo National Monument.
The passengers who died were not immediately identified.
The department said that one was given chest compressions after being rescued.
It wasn’t clear why the boat capsized, who the passengers were or whose vessel they were on. They were taken to at least eight local hospitals, the department said, though it wasn’t clear what kind of injuries they suffered.
Local and federal authorities responded to the incident, the department said.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates.
Andrew Blankstein contributed.