At Least 25 People Killed, 9 Missing In California Boat Fire


At least 25 people are dead and nine are missing after a fire broke out aboard a 75-foot commercial diving boat off the coast of California’s Santa Cruz Island early Monday morning.

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll confirmed to the Associated Press late Monday night that the bodies of more than two dozen passengers had been located. Twenty bodies have been recovered from the scene of the accident, but five others that have been found could not be recovered due to unsafe conditions.

The agency said it would continue to search for those unaccounted for throughout the night.