U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego discovered the bodies of two people washed ashore Saturday morning north of the international border in Imperial Beach, officials confirmed.
Agent Eduardo Olmos, of U.S. Border Patrol San Diego Sector, told NBC 7 that agents found two men dead along the shore at Border Field State Beach. The men’s names were not immediately released.
Olmos said agents – as well as officials with the U.S. Coast Guard – searched the water for other possible bodies but, as of 1:20 p.m. Saturday, no one else had been found.
The San Diego Medical Examiner’s (ME) office is conducting autopsies on the bodies and will determine their cause and manner of death. Those details are forthcoming.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) sent investigators to the scene early Saturday morning, but the investigation has been turned over to the ME, the SDSO told NBC 7.
The SDSO said the call about the bodies came in around 7:20 a.m. The men may have floated up to Imperial Beach from south of the border, the SDSO said.
At this point, officials have not confirmed if the men were Mexican nationals.
Check back for updates on this developing story.