POINT LOMA- Two people were killed and more than 20 people were rescued from the water off the coast of Point Loma after a boat capsized Sunday afternoon, according to the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department (SDFD, for its acronym in English).

Dozens of rescue teams responded to the 200 block of Catalina Boulevard, near the Cabrillo National Monument, around 10:30 a.m. to receive a report of a capsized boat, according to SDFD.

Two people died at the scene and at least 23 other people were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment, including Sharp Memorial, Palomar Medical Center West, Alvarado, UCSD Medical Center, Grossmont Hospital, Kaiser Clairemont Mesa, Kaiser Zion and Paradise Valley Hospital, according to SDFD.

At the time of the rescue, SDFD said at least one person involved needed CPR.

It was not immediately clear what type of boat capsized or what caused the incident.

First responders from SDFD, U.S. Coast Guard ships and aircraft, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) air support were still in the area searching for more potential passengers around 12:30 p.m. pm on Sunday.

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