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Dive Boat Conception Burns, Sinks Off Santa Cruz Island

The dive boat, named Conception, caught fire while anchored off Santa Cruz Island early Monday, per Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. 5 people have been rescued, 4 deaths confirmed, and 30 still missing.

The Sheriff’s Office & County of Santa Barbara is transitioning to take the lead on the Conception Boat Incident. Press conference is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. @ Sheriff’s Headquarters. We appreciate your patience as we gather all the info we can for release.

Concerned family members can call the info hotline @ 833-688-5551. This is for family members ONLY. Media Inquiries can be made by calling the JIC @ 805-696-1188. No new info available at this time but will be presented at 4:00 p.m. press conference.

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