The San Diego Police Department told Fox News Digital that eight people are confirmed dead so far after two boats carrying a “group of immigrants” crashed off Black’s Beach.
The police spokesman said San Diego Lifeguards is handling the incident as rescue and recovery efforts continue.
A tweet from a KNSD reporter, initially listing the death toll at 6, says Coast Guard, the San Diego Fire Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol also responded.
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