Three men suspected of taking personal watercraft to Ocean Beach are turned over to Border Patrol

A personal watercraft was found on a reef in Ocean Beach on March 6.
A personal watercraft was found on a reef in Ocean Beach on March 6, and three men wearing wet clothing were discovered under the pier.
(OnScene.TV )

Three men suspected of entering the United States on a personal watercraft were found by San Diego lifeguards under the Ocean Beach Pier the morning of March 6, officials said.

Coast Guard officials asked lifeguards to help them after seeing the watercraft entering the surf line near Sunset Cliffs around 5:40 a.m., said Monica Muñoz, a spokeswoman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Lifeguards found three men — thought to be between 30 and 40 years old — under the pier wearing wet clothing. They were uninjured, Muñoz said.

Lifeguards found the personal watercraft on a reef near Del Monte Avenue, Muñoz said.

The Coast Guard notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and the three men were turned over to agents. One of the men is a Mexican national and the others are Guatemalan nationals, a Border Patrol representative said. They were taken to the Imperial Beach Border Patrol station for processing.


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