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Coast Guard Responds to Capsized Boat Near Border

The nine people onboard of the boat were reported safe.

A boat that was reported capsized off the shore near the U.S. and Mexico border was found a half mile south of Tijuana, and all nine people on board are safe, Mexican rescuers told the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday.

The Coast Guard received a report at 8:15 a.m. Sunday that a boat had capsized near the international boundary and that there were nine people on board who needed rescue, a Coast Guard official said.

The Coast Guard sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and and a Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter to look for the vessel.

Around 11 a.m., Mexican officials reported they had found the boat beached about half a mile south of Playas de Tijuana, the Coast Guard official reported. Mexican officials reported that all nine people aboard the vessel were found safe on the beach as well.

The Coast Guard official said she did not know where the boat had launched from or what it was doing in the water. She said Mexican officials are investigating the situation.

—City News Service
Jon Hall June 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM
"Mexican officials reported they had found the boat beached about half a mile south of Playas de Tijuana ..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ As Maxwell Smart would say: "Missed it by THAT much" ...

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