Posted: Mar 13, 2013 8:15 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities have rescued 11 people, including a pregnant woman, from a drifting boat off the San Diego coast.
Authorities say the boat apparently was carrying illegal immigrants from Mexico when its motor died before dawn Tuesday off of Point Loma.
Authorities say a Spanish-speaking woman on the boat used a cellphone to call 911.
The Coast Guard and border agents were notified about 2 a.m. The boat was located about three hours later about three miles from land.
Eight women and three men were taken to shore and placed in custody by border agents.
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