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LA Times Today: Point Loma boat wreck underscores migrants’ desperation
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LA Times Today: Point Loma boat wreck underscores migrants’ desperation

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

Earlier this month, three people died and more than two dozen were injured after a boat crashed and broke apart off the San Diego coast.

This deadly incident comes at a time of escalating maritime smuggling attempts in Southern California.

L.A. Times staff writer Brittny Mejia joined us to talk about why smugglers have been taking to the sea.