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3 dead, more than 20 hospitalized after vessel overturns

Rescue effort involves multiple agencies

SAN DEIGO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY/CNN) - A vessel overturned off the coast of San Diego on Sunday morning, leaving two people dead, and nearly two dozen hospitalized.

Monica Munoz, spokesperson for San Diego Fire Rescue Department (SDFR), told CNN they received reports of a vessel that overturned near the Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma around 10:27 a.m.

The department said more than 20 people were transported to local hospitals "including: Sharp Memorial, Palomar Medical Center West, Alvarado, University of California San Diego Medical Center (Hillcrest), Grossmont Hospital, Kaiser Clairemont Mesa, Kaiser Zion and Paradise Valley Hospital."

Munoz admits most of those taken to hospitals are "non-emergent," but three people are considered to be in "somewhat to very urgent status."

She shares fire officials were told by units on scene that there were 22 people aboard the vessel.

The SDFR says several federal agencies are assisting with the incident.

On the incident page, department clarifies, "SDFD firefighters and lifeguards along with Federal Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and other local agencies worked together on this incident."

This is a developing story, stay with for further updates.

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