Man Loses Five Family Members In Dive Boat Fire


SOUTHEAST OF LINCOLN TONIGHT, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT SPARKED THAT FIRE. TONIGHT, CANDLES AND FLOWERS LINE A WALKWAY IN THE SANTA BARBARA HARBOR. A GROWING MEMORIAL FOR THE VICTIMS OF A DIVE BOAT DISASTER OFF THE COAST OF VENTURA COUNTY. THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. THAT BOAT CAUGHT FIRE AND SANK NEAR SANTA CREWS ISLAND YESTERDAY MORNING, HERE’S THE LATEST ON WHAT WE KNOW THIS HOUR, 34 PEOPLE PRESUMED DEAD, 20 VICTIMS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED, NINE MEN, 11 WOMEN, DIVERS HAVE BEEN BETWEEN, SEEN BETWEEN FOUR AND SIX OTHER BODIES IN THE SUNKEN WRECKAGE BUT IT MUST BE STABILIZED BEFORE THEY CAN RECOVER THEM. FIVE CREW MEMBERS ESCAPED, AND WERE RESCUED, THEY’VE SUBMITTED WRITTEN STATEMENTS TO AUTHORITIES. TONIGHT, WE HAVE LEARNED THIS TRAGEDY IS HITTING CLOSE TO HOME. ANNA GILES IS LIVE IN STOCKTON WITH A MAN WHO LOST FIVE FAMILY MEMBERS. WE ARE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THIS FAMILY LIVED, PEOPLE HERE ARE HEARTBROKEN, A MOTHER, FATHER, THREE SISTERS LOST THEIR LIVES, AND NEIGHBORS ARE SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT, PUTTING THESE WHITE RIBBONS UP ON THE TREES, TO HONOR THE LIVES LOST. YOU KNOW DEEP DOWN THAT IT’S TRUE, THAT THEY HAVE PASSED ON, AND THIS IS, THEY WERE IN THAT BOAT, AND THEY WON’T BE FOUND. IT’S HARD FOR DOMINIC TO BELIEVE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN HIS LIFE ARE GONE. ‘S MOTHER AND THREE STEPSISTERS HAD GONE WITH HIS STEPDAD TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY. A DAY NONE OF THEM LIVED TO SEE. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? WHAT HAPPENED? WHY DID IT HAPPEN? WHAT DID THEY WAKE UP TO? WERE THEY AWAKE? DID THEY WAKE UP? Reporter: THE BOAT THEY WERE ON CAUGHT FIRE AROUND 3 AM AS MORE THAN TWO DOZEN PEOPLE SLEPT ON THE LOWER DECK. AT FIRST, HE HELD ONTO HOPE THAT HIS FAMILY WAS ON A DIFFERENT BOAT. I WAS PRAYING AND HOPING FOR IT TO BE THE VISION, NOT LIKE I WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO HAVE SUFFERED, BUT THAT IT WASN’T THEM. Reporter: HE SAID HIS FAMILY HAS BEEN ON THE CONCEPTION BEFORE THIS TRAGEDY, HE HAD TAKEN THE TRIP WITH THEM, HIS STEPFATHER LOVED DIVING. IT WAS HIS LONGTIME PASSION HE MADE TIME FOR EVERY YEAR, AND HIS WIFE JOINED THEM. THAT WAS SOMETHING THEY SHARED. IT’S SOMETHING THAT, MADE HIM HAPPY TOGETHER. ONE OF THE MANY. SOMETHING THAT MADE THEM HAPPY TOGETHER. Reporter: HE SAID HIS STEPSISTERS LOVED DIVING AND SPENDING TIME TOGETHER. THE OLDEST, LIKE I SAID, SHE LOVED DIVING WITH HER DAD. NICOLE WAS AMAZING. GOODHEARTED, ANGELA, WAS A TEACHER. AN AMAZING PERSON, AFFECTED SO MANY KIDS LIVES. Reporter: HE HAS SO MANY QUESTIONS BUT MUST ALSO FIND ANSWERS FOR HIS YOUNG CHILDREN WHO KEEP ASKING ABOUT THEIR GRANDPARENTS. THIS FAMILY WAS VERY INVOLVED, IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, SEVERAL OF THEM WORKED AT AREA HOSPITALS, ONE OF THEM WAS A TEACHER, AND THE PERSON WE INTERVIEWED TODAY HAD SOME VERY GOOD ADVICE FOR OTHER FAMILIES, HE SAID ALWAYS CHERISH THOSE SPECIAL MOMENTS. YOU CAN’T SAY THAT ENOUGH. IT’S HORRIFIC AND THE FACT THAT

14 thoughts on “Man Loses Five Family Members In Dive Boat Fire

  1. Dear God brother…my heart breaks for you. I lost my brother, wife and both parents so I feel for you. Know..they are with God right now waiting for you. 🙏✌❤
    Cherish every breath those you love has.

  2. Things are not adding up! For one, as of a couple hours ago, authorities stated on the record, that they DO NOT have access to the boats manifest/the names of everyone that was on the Conception when it went down. 🤔
    There should be MULTIPLE copies of that, one of which would be at headquarters, meaning, at the home office ON LAND. Hard to believe law enforcement hasn’t been given that info yet!

  3. 🔴👀🔴 My brother said he has been on that dive boat many times! in fact one of the guys in his dive club was killed by a shark!

  4. He looks devastated, big puffy eyes, tears running down his face..oh wait.  He pulled himself together after losing 5 members of his family to speak to the press.  Utter nonsense.

  5. Stuffing people like sardines in the bowels of a derelict boat with no fire safety in place must be fucking criminal. How insane is that??

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