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Panga boat washes ashore in Imperial Beach, several taken into custody

Posted at 8:26 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:26:53-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) -- Several people were taken into Border Patrol custody early Monday morning after a panga boat washed ashore in Imperial Beach.

At around 3:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area near Seacoast Drive and Encanto Avenue after a panga boat was reportedly spotted on the beach.

ABC 10News learned agents took about 20 people -- believed to be undocumented migrants -- into custody.

Agents and deputies fanned out to search the area for more boat passengers, but there was no immediate word on additional arrests.