34 people missing after boat catches fire | ABC News
34 people missing after boat catches fire | ABC News 34 people missing after boat catches fire | ABC NewsThis is an ABC News. Special report now recorded Tom yamas Southern California, could potentially be a devastating situation. 34P are now missing off Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Southern California. They were on a dive Excursion when a fire engulfed the boat. They were on a 75 foot boat called the conception. You see it right there from what we understand. The people missing we’re sleeping under the hall five crew members were able to get off, but as of right now in Coast, Guard has been out there since 3:30. This morning they have not accounted for 34 people who are on board that vessel will cars falling all the breaking developments right now from Ventura in California, will a news conference just wrapped up with the Coast Guard and the News was Grim. This is a desperate situation. Right now, the Coast Guard is on the Waters of the Pacific about 30 miles from where we are right now searching for those 34 people who are still missing. We know that that made A call came in around 3:30 this morning ate another ship that was in the area actually swept in and was able to help those five crew members who jumped off, but we’ve seen images of the fire that have been passed along from An authority – and you could see that ship was a ball of fire in the ocean there. We know that it happened about 20 yards off of shores of the hope is right. Now that’s some of the people who are on Borg were unaccounted for, could have swam to shore right now and are waiting to be rescued. So again, at five of these crew members we know were rescued and able to make it thirty-four people still unaccounted for. We are in Ventura at the Coast Guard Station. This is where they’re coming in and out for their sort and is been a heartbreaking situation. So far this morning, missing several family members. Walk up to this station with tears in their eyes are desperate to get answers. They don’t know if their family members are alive or dead, they don’t know exactly what is going on it. They have asked the Coast Guard to take them inside, so they can try to get some answers across the street from where I am right now, there’s a makeshift reconciliation Center Racine, several those family members taken to that. We also salt one-man. It’S unclear exactly his involvement in this, but he was limping. His right ankle was heavily tape. He was taken over to that dinner. It appears that he may have been remember, but when he was asked some questions he did not respond. We’Ve seen some other people who we believe or crew members walking around Barefoot. They look despondent. They look confused as this is continuing to be a fluid situation. Will car report on the breaking news if you’re just tuning in right now we are following, is breaking news out of Southern California of boat has engulfed in flames at 3:30 this morning, 34 people are missing and one of the reasons why this could be an incredible Tragedy, what was only 20 yards from the shore from Santa Cruz Island? These were experienced people who are on this boat. They were divers, but we understand at the time of the fire they may have been sleeping underneath in the hall where the sleeping Chambers are the Coast Guard still in a rescue operation, but saying, as of this point, 34 people are missing. We also are falling several breaking stories, including hurricane Dorian, which has just started to make its track northward. That was moving only at one mile per hour, but this is a monster Storm still with 155 mile per hour, winds are team across the State of Florida. This is still a major weather event for the states of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in our team still right there and Marsh Harbor, just east of Freeport it on Abacoa reporting. In of what is other Devastation that hurricane making landfall as a category 5, one of the strongest storms ever to hit in the Atlantic, we will have a full update, always-on abcnews.com and our ABC News app the full update tonight with David Muir on world news tonight. We thank you so much watching without resume for scheduled programming. This has been a special report from ABC News. More video show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News app for breaking news alerts. Thanks for watching Ventura County officials “fear numerous fatalities” as rescue operations are underway for boat on fire near Santa Cruz Island, California, Monday morning.