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U.S. Coast Guard rescues migrants trapped aboard boat off Baja

The U.S. Coast Guard in San Diego rescued 18 migrants stranded on a motorboat off the coast of Baja California.

The migrants were discovered around 4 p.m. Wednesday by a passing boat, leading to a rescue operation, according to NBC4. At least three of those rescued were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The migrants were suffering from overexposure and lack of food and water, the station reported.

Seven people were airlifted on a Coast Guard helicopter and 11 other men were rescued by the Mexican Navy, the station reported.

USCG spokesperson Adan Stanton told the TV station that the sea conditions included rough seas and cold waves spilling over the edges of the boat.

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