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2 Killed, 7 Injured After Boat Capsizes In San Diego Bay

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A 35-foot sailboat capsized Sunday in San Diego Bay killing two people and injuring seven during a family trip, reports FOX5 San Diego. The accident happened late in the afternoon near Buoy 22, tossing all onboard the rented vessel into the water.

Two men, thought to be in their 50's or 60's, drowned. Harbor Police and nearby boaters pulled rest of the group -- four adults and three children -- to safety, according to authorities.

50 firefighters, medical personnel, and about 10 ambulances arrived on the scene to triage on nearby Shelter Island and transport survivors to UCSD Medical Center and Scripps Mercy Hospital, said a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman.

All are expected to make a full recovery. Harbor Police are investigating the accident to determine what caused the boat to capsize.