Maria Eugenia Chavez-Segovia, 41, Victor Perez Degollado, 29, and Maricela Hernandez Sanchez, 35, killed in boating accident off coast of San Diego, California

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/07/2021 - 7:25am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Boat accident off San Diego coast leaves 4 dead, nearly 2 dozen hospitalized

Weather conditions, which caused the boat to break apart, also hindered the rescue efforts, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. There were seven-foot swells, low clouds and some rain.

At least 3 killed, dozens hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego

Local lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Boat Capsizes Off San Diego; 3 Killed, 27 Hurt

A packed boat being used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized Sunday and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen others, authorities said.

Officials Identify 3 People Killed in Suspected Human Smuggling Boat Crash in San Diego

Officials have identified the three people who were killed when a cabin cruiser capsized in rugged waters off the coast of San Diego over the weekend – a boat suspected of being used for human smuggling.

Man Accused of Piloting Human Smuggling Boat That Crashed, Killed 3 Appears in Court

Hurtado appeared in front of a judge via closed-circuit television wearing a tan-colored jumpsuit and a face mask to face charges of harboring non-citizens of the U.S. and assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol officer as he was being taken into custody, prosecutors said.

 

People Involved: 
Maria Eugenia Chavez-Segovia
Victor Perez Degollado
Maricela Hernandez Sanchez
Antonio Hurtado

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