Two men died after a panga boat capsized near Brighton Avenue in Ocean Beach, said CBS8 report.
The report is citing a spokesperson from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesperson.
Local emergency crews responded after San Diego police reported the overturned watercraft around 4 a.m.
The group of rescuers includes the San Diego Lifeguards.
The report said emergency medical services (EMS) located the capsized boat and two adult males in the water.
Later, EMS reported to CBP that both men were dead.
Authorities withheld the names of the two persons who drowned.
Suspected Human Smuggling
Aware that human smuggling along San Diego beaches uses such boats, authorities turned to border patrol.
According to authorities, CBP located six life vests along the beach and personal items in the panga boat.
Afterward, the U.S. Coast Guard led a search for other survivors.
However, they suspended the search around 9:30 a.m.
The report added that both CBP and emergency crews found no other people.
The Coast Guard asked anyone who may have information to call the Joint Harbor Operations Center at (619)-278-7031.
Search And Rescue Called Off
After more than 40 hours, military officials called off their search and rescue operation Sunday for the eight service members.
The eight went missing on Thursday during a training exercise off the coast of San Diego.
They are composed of seven marines and a sailor.
They manage to rescue one additional Marin on Thursday but later died.
Meanwhile, two others remain in critical condition, in the aftermath of the incident.
The mishap occurred 80 miles off the coast of Encinitas.
All The Assets Used
During the search and rescue, authorities used many assets for the effort.
Among them were the USS John Finn, USS Makin Island, USS Somerset, and USS San Diego.
There are eleven U.S. Navy helicopters assisting in the operation, and several smaller USN and Marine Corp. vessels.
They also used the U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a chopper from USCG Sector San Diego.
Meanwhile, assisting the team in recovery efforts in the offshore supply vessel HOS Dominator.