World

Four bodies found near California boat fire as 29 are still missing

Conception

Four bodies have been found following a deadly boat fire off the Southern California coast, the Coast Guard said.

Officials announced the discovery of the four bodies near the 75-foot boat that burned down and sank Monday morning.

Rescue teams are still searching for 29 passengers missing in the wake of the fire on the dive boat, named the Conception.

Ventura County Fire Captain Brian McGrath has confirmed some deaths, but has not given an exact number.

McGrath said: Right now, theyre conducting shoreline searches for any available survivors.

Casualtys and walking wounded being bought ashore in Channel Island Harbor, Oxnard. Pictured: Santa Cruz island boat disaster Toby Canham for DailyMail.com

Casualties and walking wounded being bought ashore in Channel Island Harbor, Oxnard.
Pictured: Santa Cruz island boat disaster. (Picture: Toby Canham for DailyMail.com)

epa07812989 A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Conception on fire off the north side of Santa Cruz Island, California, USA, 02 September 2019. According to reports, firefighters resonded to a distress call from a 75ft diving boat with more than 30 people on board near Santa Cruz Island. EPA/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FIRE HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Fire officials said that 29 are still missing after a boat fire off the California coast (Picture: Ventura County Fire Department)

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 27: Aerial view of Santa Cruz Island, one of eight islands in the Channel Islands archipelago located in Santa Barbara Channel of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California (Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

The fire began on the boat near Santa Cruz Island, one of eight islands in the Channel Islands archipelago located in Santa Barbara Channel of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California (Picture: Getty Images)

Santa Cruz Island boat fire: 34 feared dead after 75ft vessel bursts into flames

The 75-foot boat was frequently used for divers (Picture: Truth Aquatics)

According to McGrath, five crew members were able to escape the burning vessel. They were all rescued by a good Samaritan boat called the Grape Escape.

Advertisement

Advertisement

McGrath said: The crew was actually already awake and on Read More – Source

Related Articles

Back to top button