Panga boat washes ashore in Laguna Beach; 7 detained

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Seven people have been detained after a panga boat washed ashore in Laguna Beach Thursday morning, police said.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Seven people have been detained after a panga boat washed ashore in Laguna Beach Thursday morning, police said.

The boat came ashore near West Street Beach in South Laguna, police said. In addition to the seven individuals who were detained, authorities also found two "take-away" vehicles nearby, which were believed to be picking up the panga boat passengers.

Investigators were searching the beach and cliffs in the area for more passengers who were aboard the boat.

Laguna Beach police posted a video on Twitter, saying its officers and officials from Marine Safety and Border Patrol are searching for six additional people believed to have been on the boat.