11 Rescued from Drifting Boat off San Diegoposted: 3/22/2013
Authorities say the boat apparently was carrying illegal immigrants from Mexico when its engine died before dawn March 12 off 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 3 miles from shore.
Eight women and three men were taken to shore and placed in custody by border agents.