The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for survivors after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized off the coast of San Diego Sunday, killing at least three people.
In a statement, the U.S. Coast Guard said that it “suspended its response Monday morning to an overturned boat near the Point Loma Tide Pools in the Cabrillo National Monument.”
The Coast Guard’s statement said, “Thirty-two people have been accounted for. Twenty-nine people are alive, of which, five were taken to the hospital with one of the five remaining in critical condition and three people were declared deceased by the San Diego County medical examiner.”
“After careful consideration using the information from our on-scene crews, partner agency input and the magnitude of the response efforts, the Coast Guard suspended our search on Monday morning,” said Captain Timothy Barelli, the Sector San Diego commander. “Yesterday, we were once again reminded how dangerous these ocean smuggling attempts can be and we will continue to work