OCEAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say one man died and three were rescued Sunday morning after a boat suspected of smuggling immigrants from Mexico overturned in Southern California.
Authorities say the panga boat was spotted capsized shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday near the Ocean Beach pier.
It wasn’t clear how many people had been aboard the boat, a low-slung fishing-type vessel often used for smuggling immigrants.
The U.S. Border Patrol says 15 people were arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday after another boat was spotted near Point Loma.
And on Monday, authorities say 3 separate boats were spotted in Point Loma and 72 people were taken into custody.