Abandoned panga, life jackets found on Torrey Pines State Beach

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An empty panga was found at Torrey Pines State Beach on August 31, 2017.

SAN DIEGO – An abandoned panga was found on the beach along the Torrey Pines coastline Thursday morning.

San Clemente Border Patrol agents discovered a panga at 5:30 a.m. at Torrey Pines State Beach about a quarter mile south of Tower 1. Agents said the boat may have arrived around 4 a.m.

Nine life vests were found at the scene, but the people were gone, agents said. As many as 12 people are believed to have been on the boat.

Life vests were found near an abandoned panga at Torrey Pines State Beach on August 31, 2017.