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FOUR BODIES RECOVERED, 30 MISSING AFTER DIVE BOAT CATCHES FIRE IN CHANNEL ISLANDS

Update September 4, 2019: More bodies have been recovered and a handful still missing are presumed dead.

By Chris Jennewein

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  The dive boat Conception on fire off Santa Cruz Island early Monday morning. Photo courtesy Santa Barbara County Fire Department 

September 3, 2019 (Santa Barbara) - Authorities reported 4 bodies recovered and 30 more passengers missing after a dive boat caught fire early Monday morning in the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara.