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Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire

By Yuliya Talmazan, Elisha Fieldstadt and David K. Li

Rescue crews located what they believed were the remains of 25 people who died after a diving boat caught fire off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, north of Los Angeles, according to a U.S. Coast Guard official.

The 75-foot commercial vessel called the Conception, carrying 33 passengers and six crew, went up in flames at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, officials said.

In a text message conversation with NBC News, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said crews collected what appeared to be the bodies of 25 people. He said that figure needed to be confirmed by the coroner.

Source: Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire

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