Tour Boat Capsizes Off Baja Coast

    Waves crash into the beach in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Peninsula, northwestern Mexico, Tuesday , Sept. 1, 2009. Tourists fled resorts at the tip of the Baja California as Hurricane Jimena roared their way  but many slum dwellers concerned about looting refused to leave their imperiled homes.

    Guillermo Arias / AP Photo

    A tourist boast capsized off the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Sunday, with one passenger confirmed dead and eight more missing. The nationality of the drowned passenger has not been confirmed; seven of the missing persons are American. The tourist boat sank in the Sea of Cortez after encountering bad weather. Most of the 44 passengers were able to swim to shore.

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