Instead of crossing the border, 13 illegal aliens from Mexico decided to just go around it, but were spotted by the United States Coast Guard before they could make it to shore Saturday morning.

According to a report by NBC San Diego, the engine had apparently failed on the board, and the people on board appeared to be paddling with makeshift oars.

Border Patrol agents detained 13 Mexican citizens Saturday who were found in a floating panga boat hundreds of feet from the La Jolla shoreline, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. 

The panga boat was spotted off the coast just south of the Children’s Pool La Jolla at about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, according to a CBP spokesperson.

The boat was carrying 13 citizens of Mexico, CBP said. They were believed to be attempting to enter the United States illegally.

The United States Coast Guard transported the passengers, 12 men and one woman, to shore and they were taken to San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) Lifeguards headquarters.

CBP took all 13 people into custody.