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Suspected panga boat lands on Santa Barbara County beach

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 20, 2021

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded along with State Parks to the discovery of a suspected panga boat at Arroyo Hondo Beach.

Authorities were alerted to the boat just before 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Panga boats are generally used to smuggle drugs or people.

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A suspected panga boat was discovered at Arroyo Hondo Beach on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Sheriff's officials say some people were detained at the scene.

No other information was immediately available.