3 Dead After Boat Capsizes in Southern California
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Three men are dead and four others are recovering in the hospital after a boat capsized Saturday morning off the popular California tourist destination of Santa Catalina Island, CNN reported.
Homicide detectives are investigating the incident, which happened about 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, according to CNN.
Los Angeles Coroner's officials identified the three men as Kyung Kim, 47, of Los Angeles, Jason Noh, 62, of Buena Park, and Young Park, 64, of Los Angeles, KTLA 5 reported.
The U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles-Long Beach center was notified around 9:30 a.m. Saturday after a 15-foot skiff capsized near the island’s Salta Verde Point, according to KTLA 5.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department told KTLA that the boat flipped over after being struck by two waves.
Witnesses aboard a nearby fishing boat rescued two of the men, officials told KTLA. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued another boater.
Two of the four survivors are in fair condition and two are in critical condition, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told KTLA.
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