Coast Guard: Missing boat found near Tijuana, passengers safe

Boat reportedly capsized off San Diego coast

SAN DIEGO - A boat that was reported capsized off the shore near the U.S. and Mexico border was found a half mile south of Tijuana, and all eight people on board are safe, Mexican rescuers told the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday.

The Coast Guard received a report at 8:15 a.m. that a boat had capsized near the international boundary and that there were eight people on board who needed rescue, a Coast Guard official said.

10News learned the distress call to the Coast Guard was not made by someone on the boat.

The Coast Guard sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter to look for the vessel.

Around 11 a.m., Mexican officials reported they had found the boat beached about half a mile south of Playas de Tijuana, the Coast Guard official reported. Mexican officials reported that all people aboard the vessel were found safe on the beach as well.

The Coast Guard official said she did not know where the boat had launched from or what it was doing in the water. She said Mexican officials are investigating the situation.

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