8 dead, 4 bodies recovered from dive boat off California coast
Eight victims have been confirmed dead and four bodies recovered by authorities on Monday, after a diving boat caught fire off the Santa Cruz Island in Southern California, which had left 34 missing, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. The four bodies were identified as two adult males and two adult females, Mr Brown told reporters. He said rescue and recovery efforts have located four additional victims on the ocean floor near the vessel, and a dive team is working in the water attempting to recover their remains.
Five crew members on board were awake on the deck when the fire broke out, and they jumped into the water.