34 Reported Dead In Ventura County Boat Fire


A boat fire off the Ventura County coast in California has left 34 people dead, according to KTLA, citing Ventura County fire department officials. 

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A Google Maps satellite image shows Santa Cruz Island. Via KTLA

According to the US Coast Guard, a rescue operation on the 75-foot boat near Santa Cruz island was still underway as of 5:43 a.m., however they did not confirm any fatalities. 

In a Monday morning tweet, the USCG Los Angelessaid that “a group of crew members has been rescued (one with minor injuries) and efforts continue to evacuate the remaining passengers.”



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