LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA) — For the second time in about a week, a “panga” fishing boat made landfall in Laguna Beach, authorities said Tuesday.

Police assisted U.S. Border Patrol agents in Crystal Cove State Park after the boat came ashore around 7:15 a.m., according to Laguna Beach police.

Four people identified as Mexican nationals were detained, according to CBS2’s Michele Gile.

A police drone was deployed to help in the search, but it was unclear whether there were additional passengers on the blue and white boat.

Nearby El Morro Elementary School was placed on lockdown and arriving students were escorted to classrooms, officials said.

Up to a dozen people were believed to have arrived on a panga boat June 11 near the same location in what authorities described as a “human smuggling event”.

Comments (2)
  1. Hurricane Bud probably pushed the boats up from Baja.

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