2 dead, more than 20 hospitalized after vessel overturns off San Diego coast

Two people are dead and nearly two dozen people were sent to hospitals after a vessel overturned off the coast of San Diego on May 2.

Two people are dead and nearly two dozen people were sent to hospitals after a vessel overturned off the coast of San Diego on Sunday morning.

San Diego Fire Rescue Department spokesperson Monica Munoz told CNN they received reports of a vessel that overturned near the Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma around 10:27 a.m. (1:27 p.m. ET).

The department said more than 20 people were transported to local hospitals "including Sharp Memorial, Palomar Medical Center West, Alvarado, UCSD Medical Center (Hillcrest), Grossmont Hospital, Kaiser Clairemont Mesa, Kaiser Zion and Paradise Valley Hospital."

Munoz said most of those taken to hospitals are "non-emergent," but three people are considered to be in "somewhat to very urgent status."

She said fire officials were told by units on scene that there were 22 people aboard the vessel.

The fire rescue department said several federal agencies are assisting with the incident.

On the incident page, department said "SDFD firefighters and lifeguards along with Federal Fire, US Coast Guard and other local agencies worked together on this incident."

This is a developing story.

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