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Santa Cruz Island boat fire: dozens of people feared dead off California coast

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Up to 39 people were on diving boat that caught fire, five of whom have been confirmed rescuedA boat fire in southern California left eight people dead and at least 26 people missing after the vessel was engulfed in flames and sank in the dark of early Monday morning.The US coast guard said five crew members escaped from the 75-foot commercial scuba diving boat but 33 passengers and one other crew member were missing or found dead. As the recovery effort progressed, eight bodies were located, leaving more than two dozen people missing and feared dead. Coast Guard official Matthew Kroll said the four bodies had signs consistent with drowning. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/02/burning-boat-california-coast-santa-barbara-los-angeles

Author : Sam Levin in Santa Barbara and Lauren Aratani in New York

Publish date : 2019-09-03 00:11:37

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