Boat found ashore in Ocean Beach in possible human smuggling case
A small boat went ashore in Ocean Beach in what the Border Patrol suspected was a human smuggling incident, and everyone on board evaded capture, federal officials said.
Witnesses reported the 16-foot, single-engine boat landing on the beach just north of the Ocean Beach Pier at about 5 a.m. Jan. 30. The people sailing the boat reportedly took it back out to sea, but the vessel capsized in the water, said Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael.
When agents arrived, everyone on board had left, Michael said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations planned to impound the boat.