LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 13 Mexican immigrants found off the La Jolla coast in a boat were taken into custody.
The Los Angeles Times reports San Diego lifeguards intercepted the boat Saturday in the surf and towed it a little farther out to sea for the safety of those onboard.
San Diego lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropky told OnSceneTV that the U.S. Coast Guard got a report shortly before 7 a.m. that the boat appeared disabled.
A federal official says the 12 men and one woman were Mexican citizens who entered the United States illegally. The Border Patrol took them into custody.
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Stropky says no one was injured.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/