Ticker – 8 dead after smuggling boat capsizes off San Diego coast

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say eight people were killed when a migrant smuggling boat overturned off the coast of San Diego. Crews searched Sunday for additional victims. The Coast Guard says a Spanish-speaking woman on one of the panga-style boats called 911 late Saturday to report that the other vessel had overturned in the waters off Black’s Beach. Crews pulled the bodies of eight adults from the water, but thick fog hampered the search for additional victims. It was one of the deadliest human smuggling operations ever in the U.S. Officials said some or all of the remaining passengers could have escaped via land.