Officials: Some Deaths, 34 Missing in California Boat Fire

Some people have died and rescuers were searching for 34 more after a fire broke out aboard a dive boat off the Southern California Coast.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people have died and rescuers were searching for 34 more Monday morning after a fire broke out aboard a dive boat off the Southern California Coast. Capt. Brian McGrath of the Ventura County Fire Department confirmed some deaths to The Daily Beast but said he could not give an exact number. Five crewmembers sleeping on the top deck of the 75-foot (20-meter) commercial scuba diving vessel were rescued, according to…

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