Two people were killed and 23 hospitalized after a boat capsized and broke off the coast of San Diego, The San Diego Union Tribune reports.
Driving the news: Local officials have said it is not yet clear why the boat broke or whose boat it was, NBC News reports.
- However, some reports have suggested that the boat was a "low-slung panga, a type of boat often used by smugglers to bring people illegally into the U.S. from Mexico," per the Tribune.
The big picture: State parks workers found people in distress in the waters and lifeguards helped pull 25 people onto shore, said Jose Ysea, a spokesman with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, reports the Tribune.
- The 23 survivors have been taken to local hospitals for "various degrees" of injury.
What's more: The San Diego Fire Department confirmed the incident via twitter and noted that authorities are still searching the local waters.