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Three dead, dozens injured after vessel overturns off San Diego coast in apparent smuggling operation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Three people died and several others were injured after a vessel overturned off the coast of San Diego.According to US Border Patrol, the boat was used for a smuggling operation.

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. Sunday near the Cabrillo Monument in the Point Loma Peninsula, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.Crews responded to the area after receiving calls from people onshore of a boat in distress.

30 people were pulled from the water, three people died at the scene, according to the fire department. Over two dozen were transported to local hospitals.

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