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Casino Boat Catches Fire in Florida, 1 Reported Missing

Casino Boat Catches Fire in Florida, 1 Reported Missing

About 50 passengers on board the SunCruz Port Richey Casino shuttle boat were in the Port Richey canal- about 26 miles northwest of Tampa's bay - when a fire broke out at around 4:17 p.m., reported Fox13.

50 people were reportedly onboard of the San Cruz casino boat when it caught fire and authorities had to rescue people in the Gulf. - A casino cruise went up in flames Sunday evening in Southwest Florida, authorities said.

The office said the fire occurred about 100 yards off-shore, and at one point, there were more than 40 people in the water.

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The 60-foot shuttle boat was on its way to the Sun Cruz Casino boat, a little more than three miles away in global waters. PCSO states that all passengers were able to escape the fire and make it to shore where EMS treated them.

Several agencies, including the US Coast Guard, the City of Port Richey Fire Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, responded to the incident.

ABC Action News reported that 15 passengers were taken to the hospital, but the conditions of those people are unknown.


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