JJ Lambert and Jenna Marsala hug after hanging a scuba flag at a makeshift memorial near Truth Aquatics as the search continues for those missing in a pre-dawn fire that sank a commercial diving boat off a Southern California island near Santa Barbara, California.

A fire broke out aboard the diving boat The Conception just before 3:30 a.m. local time on Monday morning near Santa Cruz Island, off the coast of Ventura, California.
The boat was carrying 33 passengers and six crew members for a Labor Day weekend scuba diving excursion.
The boat’s captain and four crew members escaped the wreckage by jumping on to a dinghy and paddling to a nearby boat. Authorities believe there are no other survivors.
US Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester told reporters last week that the search for victims was suspended after search teams recovered 20 bodies — 11 female and nine male. Thirteen more bodies were found the next day, bringing the total body count up to 33.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the last victim’s body was recovered on Wednesday.
Here’s what’s known about the victims of The Conception fire so far.

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A scuba diving boat carrying 33 passengers and six crew members caught fire early Monday morning off the coast of Southern California, and 34 people are presumed to be dead.

US Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester told reporters last week that the search for victims was suspended after search teams recovered 20 bodies — 11 female and nine male. Thirteen more bodies were found the next day, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matt Kroll told the Los Angeles Times, bringing the total body count up to 33.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the last victim’s body was recovered on Wednesday.

“DNA testing is still being conducted to confirm identities of 7 of the 34 victims recovered,” the sheriff’s office wrote in the tweet.

The boat’s captain and four crew members escaped the wreckage by jumping on to a dinghy and paddling …read more

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