The U.S. Coast Guard and the Huntington Seashore Hearth Division rescued a dozen migrants from a ship that washed ashore in Orange County on Tuesday, in keeping with authorities.
A lifeguard with Huntington Seashore Hearth Division’s Marine Security Division noticed a ship that appeared deserted floating off the shore of Sundown Seashore on Tuesday night, stated Jennifer Carey, a spokesperson for town of Huntington Seashore. Upon boarding, the lifeguard discovered 12 individuals on the ship and known as the Coast Guard, Carey stated.
Crews have been dispatched to the scene at round 6:30 p.m., Carey stated. The Marine Security Division helped the Coast Guard tow the boat into Huntington Harbor simply north of Sundown Seashore, Carey stated. The Orange County Sheriff’s Division was additionally on the scene.
KCBS-TV Channel 2 reported that 10 of the individuals aboard have been Mexican residents, and one individual was a Colombian citizen, all between the ages of 19 and 40. Seven have been male and 5 have been feminine, the TV station reported.
The Huntington Seashore Hearth Division doesn’t launch the names or ages of the individuals it treats, Carey stated. The Coast Guard couldn’t be reached early Wednesday.
Seven individuals have been handled on scene for minor accidents, and two individuals have been taken to hospitals, Carey stated. Their standing was unknown Wednesday morning.
It was not clear what sort of boat it was, Carey stated.