How many people died in the San Diego boat accident?

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A BOAT suspected to be involved in a human smuggling operation overturn in the water off San Diego on Sunday, May 2.

The vessel capsized off Point Loma near Cabrillo National Monument the morning of May 2.


The wreckage left behind after a boat overturn in the water just off San Diego on May 2[/caption]

How many people died in the San Diego boat accident?

At least four people died and 27 were hospitalized after the boat overturned in the water off San Diego.

The SDFD pulled 27 people from the water with five needing CPR, ABC7 reported.

In a press conference on May 2, San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Rick Romero confirmed that 30 people in total were on board the boat.

Many were able to walk to shore but seven were sucked into the rip current.

“There were people in the water drowning, getting sucked out the rip current there, and there was people on shore,” Romero said.

“We picked up about seven people in the water, two of them were faced down and drowned… The numbers kept on increasing.”

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