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LABOR DAY HORROR: 34 People Feared Dead After Scuba Boat Catches Fire Off California

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.02.19

34 people are missing Monday morning after a scuba expedition caught fire near Santa Cruz Island, California; with officials saying just five people have been rescued from the inferno.

“Fox affiliate KTTV earlier confirmed there were nearly three dozen fatalities, but Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll told Fox News the 34 people were unaccounted for from a commercial diving ship. The captain of the boat was helping with the rescue. Four other people were rescued. Lt. Cmdr Kroll later confirmed the ship sunk near the north shore of Santa Cruz Island after taking on water,” reports Fox News.

“The Associated Press quoted Kroll as saying that those who had not been accounted for were sleeping below deck and those who had been rescued were crewmembers sleeping on top of the deck,” adds Fox.

“The Coast Guard has launched multiple rescue assets along with assets from local agencies to assist more than 30 people in distress on a 75ft boat near Santa Cruz Island,” Coast Guard LA said in a tweet shortly before 5 a.m. local time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.