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Two drown after panga boat capsizes off coast of Imperial Beach

Two people drowned Saturday after a panga boat capsized off the coast of Imperial Beach, authorities said.

The sinking vessel was reported about 6:10 a.m. in the waters near Seacoast Drive and Cortez Avenue.

At least 10 people were reported to be on the boat, with seven people rescued or reaching the shore, officials said.

The U.S. Coast Guard, San Diego County lifeguards, sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Border Patrol were at the scene searching for one missing person, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

No further information was immediately available.

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