Suspected smuggling boat overturns, killing three people

SAN DIEGO - Border Patrol officials said a 40-foot cabin cruiser that overturned in Point Loma today, killing three people, was suspected of being part of a smuggling operation. Three people died and 27 people were pulled from the water and hospitalized with a wide range of injuries after the boat capsized, officials said. The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday in ocean waters off the Cabrillo National Monument. Border Patrol officials said the boat crashed into the shoreline surrounding the monument and capsized. Eventually, all aboard the boat jumped in the water as it slowly disintegrated, a bystander's video of the sinking boat showed. The boat was probably being used to transport undocumented people into the United States, according to Jeffery Stephenson of the Customs an
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