4 dead, dozens still missing after California boat fire

4 dead, dozens still missing after California boat fire


>>Mike: SENATOR RICK SCOTT, OUR BEST TO YOU IN THE GREAT PEOPLE OF FLORIDA>>THANKS.>>Mike: BREAKING TONIGHT, WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A LIBERTY ADVENTURE HAS TURNED INTO A DEADLY NIGHTMARE FOR PEOPLE ON A CHARTERED DIVING BOAT OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA. AT LEAST FOUR ARE DEAD AND 29 MORE ARE MISSING AFTER A DEVASTATING EARLY MORNING FIRE. CORRESPONDENT CHRISTY O’GORMAN’S LIVE IN LOS ANGELES TONIGHT. GOOD EVENING.>>GOOD EVENING, MIKE. A FRANTIC SEARCH IS UNDERWAY FOR MORE THAN TWO DOZEN PEOPLE AFTER THIS DIVING SHIP BURST INTO FLAMES EARLY THIS MORNING FORCING THE CREWMEMBERS TO JUMP OVERBOARD. FOUR BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED SO FAR. THE COAST GUARD SING THEIR INJURIES WERE CONSISTENT WITH DROWNING. TAKE A LISTEN TO THE DISPATCHER ON THE CALL WHEN THE DEADLY FIRE WAS REPORTED. IF YOU CAN’T HEAR HOW THE CREWMEMBERS RESPONDED, BUT IT SURE GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE SITUATION.>>CAN YOU GET BACK ON BOARD AND UNLOCK THE BOAT — UNLOCK THE DOORS SO THEY CAN GET OFF? YOU DON’T HAVE ANY FIREFIGHTING GEAR AT ALL, NO FIRE EXTINGUISHERS OR ANYTHING? IS THIS THE CAPTAIN? WAS THAT ALL THE CREW THAT JUMPED OFF? THERE’S NO ESCAPE HATCH FOR ANY OF THE PEOPLE ON BOARD?>>COAST GUARD ALL RUSHED TO THE SCENE WAS THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 3:30 THIS MORNING. 39 PEOPLE WERE ABOARD THE DIVING SHIP CONCEPTION INCLUDING FIVE CREWMEMBERS WHOM ALL MADE IT OFF THE 75-FOOT BOAT NEAR SANTA CRUZ ISLAND. THE COAST GUARD OFFICER SAYS PEOPLE WERE BELOW DECK ASLEEP, HOWEVER, THOSE FIVE GROOMERS WERE AWAKE AND ABOVE DECK AND ABLE TO JUMP OFF THE SHIP, TWO OF THEM SUFFERING MINOR INJURIES. THE GOOD SAMARITAN LET THEM ONTO THEIR BOAT TO GET THEM TO SAFET SAFETY. CONCEPTION SINK JUST 20 YARDS OFFSHORE AND 64 FEET OF WATER WHILE FIREFIGHTERS WERE TRYING TO POINT OUT THAT FIRE. WE MANAGED TO GET VIDEO OF A MAN BROUGHT ASHORE ALERT AND TALKING TO FIRST RESPONDERS. THE DIVE BOAT WAS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND CRUISE TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS ABOUT 70 MILES NORTH OF LOS ANGELES. LOVED ONES GATHERED AT THE HARBOR IN SANTA BARBARA WHERE THE CONCEPTION WAS BASED, HOPING FOR GOOD NEWS. THIS MAN JUST FOUND OUT HIS BROTHER, A COOK ON THE BOAT HAD ESCAPED.>>USUALLY HE’S MAKING BREAKFAST AT FOUR IN THE MORNING, SO SOMETHING HAPPENED. HE GOT OFF OF THE BOAT, HE IS ONE OF THE SURVIVORS SO I’M GOING IN HERE TO TALK TO HIM RIGHT NOW.>>CALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN ONCE ANSWERS. SHE RELEASED A STATEMENT JUST MOMENTS AGO SAYING THE FBI WILL BE INVESTIGATING. THE COAST GUARD SAYS AN EARLY LOOK AT THE BOAT’S RECORDS SHOWS IT IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAWS AND THAT THE OWNER OF THE

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