Abandoned Wave Runner Prompts Search

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    Video of the abandoned Wave Runner on the shore in Imperial Beach. (Published Friday, May 9, 2014)

    San Diego lifeguards and the U.S. Coast Guard were searching the ocean off the coast of San Diego after an abandoned personal watercraft was found early Friday.

    The watercraft was noticed about two miles off Imperial Beach around 6 a.m. Friday but it’s not known how long it was floating.

    One life vest was found on the beach. Another was recovered just off shore.

    USCG has dispatched a helicopter and small boat to search for people who may need rescued.

    There have been no reports of missing persons so lifeguards say the watercraft could belong to drug smugglers.

    An agent with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection was also on scene, lifeguards said.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.