One dead, several missing after smuggling attempt, water rescue at La Jolla

Posted at 9:58 AM, Nov 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-19 21:12:35-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- One person is dead and several others are still missing after what authorities believe was smuggling attempt at Pacific Beach Saturday night.

Authorities say around 11 p.m., lifeguards requested assistance after spotting seven people in a boat off the coast of La Jolla.

A rescue boat found a 32-year-old man swimming. The man was taken to dock for treatment before being handed over to Border Patrol.

Around midnight, a body was recovered on La Jolla shores.

Lifeguards determined that the other people aboard the boat swam ashore and disappeared. One boogie board was found abandoned on the shore.

The San Diego Police Department, Border Patrol and the Coast Guard were all notified of the incident.