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9 Found Safe After Overturned Boat Report



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    Nine people aboard a distressed boat have been found safe in Mexico after the U.S. Coast Guard launched a widespread search for them Sunday morning. 

    Officials say they received a distress call around 8:15 a.m., reporting that a 30-foot white vessel had capsized. 

    The boat had reportedly set off from La Playa near the U.S.-Mexico border. 

    Rescuers launched a helicopter to search from Mission Beach to the border, and an 87-foot Coast Guard cutter also joined the hunt. 

    Around 11 a.m., the vessel was found on a beach about a half mile south of Tijuana, Coast Guard officials say. All those on board were accounted for and safe. 

    Mexican authorities will now work to get everyone back home.