SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Fifteen people, believed to be undocumented migrants, were arrested after their small vessel capsized and washed ashore on one of San Diego’s beaches Monday morning.
Border Patrol agents responded to an area known as Sunset Cliffs and discovered the vessel had capsized. Thirteen people in the group were arrested once they were rescued from the rising surf.
Lifeguards used small watercraft to take the migrants to a waiting Coast Guard vessel offshore. Once safely onboard, the group was escorted to a pier where Border Patrol agents waited and took the migrants into custody.
Two other immigrants in the group were detained after they managed to scale the sandstone bluff above the beach.
The entire group of 15 was taken to a local Border Patrol station for further processing.