POINT LOMA: Pregnant woman, 10 others rescued from drifting boat off coast

(AP) – Authorities have rescued 11 people, including a pregnant woman, from a drifting boat off the San Diego coast.

Authorities say the boat apparently was carrying
illegal immigrants from Mexico when its motor died before dawn Tuesday
off of Point Loma.

Authorities say a Spanish-speaking woman on the boat used a cellphone to call 911.

The Coast Guard and border agents were notified
about 2 a.m. The boat was located about three hours later about three
miles from land.

Eight women and three men were taken to shore and placed in custody by border agents.

Copyright 2013 The
Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be
published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Categories: KUSI