Arrests made after boat washes ashore in Imperial Beach

Posted at 10:03 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 20:13:46-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - Several undocumented immigrants were arrested after the boat they were on washed ashore in Imperial Beach Thursday morning.

Authorities were notified of a boat approaching the beach with seven men and one woman on board at around 7:45 a.m.

When the boat stopped on the shore, near Imperial Beach Boulevard, witnesses said they saw the occupants flee from the vessel.

10News learned authorities were able to corral all of those who fled from the boat. Border Patrol officials confirmed the eight boaters detained were undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

Two suspected smugglers were identified.

No other details were immediately released.