SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say two dozen suspected illegal immigrants have been rescued from a disabled boat off the San Diego County coast.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter spotted the 20-foot vessel Thursday night about four miles southwest of Point Loma.
A Coast Guard statement says the cutter crew determined the boat was overloaded and posed a danger to the people onboard. All were transferred to the cutter, then placed in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which assisted in the operation.
Coast Guard Capt. Thomas Farris says it was fortunate that the boat was spotted before it grounded in the surf or overturned at sea.
The statement says visibility was less than three miles with heavy incoming fog when the boat was found.
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