In this photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department on September 2, 2019, Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire on a boat off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California. Rescuers were scrambling Monday to reach more than 30 people who were sleeping below deck when their scuba-diving boat caught fire off the California coast, with reports of "numerous fatalities." A major rescue operation was underway for the dozens of people trapped aboard the 75-foot (22-meter) boat, near Santa Cruz Island off the coast from Los Angeles, the Coast Guard tweeted.
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In this photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department on September 2, 2019, Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire on a boat off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California. AFP PHOTO / VentuShow more

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