2 dead, 23 hospitalized after vessel capsizes off coast of San Diego

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(AP) – Two people were killed and nearly two dozen others were hospitalized after a boat capsized Sunday just off California’s San Diego coast, authorities said.

Local lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Two patients died at the scene and 23 people were transported to hospitals, the department said in a statement.

The department said boats and aircraft were still searching around midday for other possible survivors in the water near the Cabrillo National Monument.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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