While many of us were sleeping this morning, a dive boat in California off of Santa Cruz Island was on fire. Right now 29 people are unaccounted for, and 4 bodies have been recovered. But all 33 are feared to be dead.
The Coast Guard said earlier that it responded after overhearing a Mayday call around 3:15 a.m. of an “engulfed 75-foot commercial diving vessel” Firefighters from two local fire departments were fighting the fire when the vessel sank 20 yards offshore in 64 feet of water. We are being told most of the passengers were asleep in the boats sleeping area
It’s still not known at this time what caused the fire, so that story is still developing but we do know 5 crew members were able to be rescued from the boat after another boat passing by. We will have more on this story as it develops