The department said more than 20 people were taken to local hospitals, including Sharp Memorial, Palomer Medical Center West, Alvarado, UCSD Medical Center (Hillcrest), Crossmond Hospital, Kaiser Clarimond Mesa, Kaiser Zion and Paradise Valley Hospital.
Munos said most of those taken to hospitals were “undisclosed”, but three were considered “somewhat in a state of emergency”.
Initially, firefighters said there were 22 people on board at the scene.
The department said no updates were available on patients’ status due to privacy laws.
STFT Tweet Federal agencies are still searching for water on “ships and planes”.
The fire and rescue department said several federal agencies were assisting in the incident.
On the incident side, the department said, “STFD firefighters and lifeguards and the Federal Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and other local agencies worked together on the incident.”
According to the STFD incident side, US customs and border security air support also aided the recovery.
A press conference on the incident is scheduled for 3pm (6pm and so on) with several organizations, the department said.
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria tweeted, “San Deacons to keep the boat’s passengers in your prayers.”