Posted on October 12, 2007

Suspected Illegal Immigrants Detained after Tip

Angelica Martinez, San Diego Union-Tribune, October 9, 2007

A group of suspected illegal immigrants was detained wearing life vests early Tuesday morning after being spotted coming out of the water in the La Jolla Cove, police said.

A homeless man flagged police down about 1:55 a.m. and told an officer that he saw several people come out of the water near the Children’s Pool and leave in a large van, said Detective Gary Hassen.

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Eight people found inside, some of whom were still wearing life vests, were detained. One man then ran away and has not been found, Hassen said.

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