Border Patrol investigates after boat washes ashore in La Jolla

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LA JOLLA, Calif. — Border officials are investigating after 20 to 25 people came ashore on a boat in La Jolla Friday morning before leaving the area, authorities said.

Border Patrol agents responded to a report around 10:50 a.m. of a blue and white pleasure craft that had washed up on Marine Street Beach near Marine Street and Vista Del Mar Avenue, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In video captured by OnScene.TV, the vessel was found leaning on its side on the beach.

While searching the boat, Border Patrol agents discovered eight life vests near the craft, but no arrests were made. CBP Air and Marine Operations then seized the vessel.

Lifeguards confirmed there were no rescues.

CBP officials said an investigation into the suspected human smuggling incident is ongoing.

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