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Two dead, 8 injured after boat capsizes in San Diego Bay [Updated]

March 27, 2011 |  8:27 pm

A boat approaches a dock where two bodies lie covered after a sailboat with nine people aboard capsized Sunday and sank in San Diego Bay, leaving two men dead and eight people injured.

Two people were killed Sunday evening when a boat capsized in San Diego Bay, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman said.

[Updated at 9:32 p.m.: A spokeswoman for the San Diego Port Authority reported that eight people were injured.]

The boat overturned off Harbor Island just after 5 p.m. There were no immediate details  on the victims or what caused the accident, said department spokesman Maurice Luque.

Most of the victims were members of one family, Luque said. 

The two fatalities were men in their 50s and 60s, he said.

Survivors, including three children between about 10 and 12 years of age, were being treated at Scripps Mercy Hospital and University of San Diego Medical Center. 

Divers were in the water late Sunday examining the sunken boat as part of the investigation of the accident. Luque said rescuers were confident that all passengers were accounted for.

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Photo: A boat approaches a dock where two bodies lie covered after a sailboat with nine people aboard capsized Sunday and sank in San Diego Bay, leaving two men dead and eight people injured. Credit: Jim Grant / Associated Press

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