BREAKING: Water Rescue Underway After Fire Breaks Out on Casino Boat – Now Fatal
UPDATE: 1/15/2018, 9:15 A.M. – Pasco County Officials say a 42-year-old woman has died as a result of yesterday’s casino shuttle boat fire. The woman was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital around, where she later died. The cause of death is unknown at this time.
The woman’s identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.
UDPATE: 4:59 P.M. – Officials say 50 people were rescued from the boat and treated by EMS onshore. There are no reports of fatalities or serious injuries at this time.
It should also be noted that the second media release provided by officials referred to the vessel as a “Shuttle.”
PORT RICHEY – The Coast Guard and Pasco County Fire Rescue are on the scene of a vessel fire on the Sun Cruz Casino Boat.
Officials say rescue efforts are underway to pull victims from the water at this time.
The vessel is located near Harbor Point and Bay Blvd.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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