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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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  • And the location on the map is incorrect.

    Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 8:55 am
  • Prayers for everyone involved and the woman that passed away and her family..RIP

    Monday, 15 January 2018, 9:30 am
  • Tom a 42 year old women has passed from this accident. Not much details from and news but they did report it not long ago.

    Monday, 15 January 2018, 8:36 am
  • I SEEN the captain swimming away with the cash!!!

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 9:13 pm
  • Someone probably won & it was a diversion not to pay 💰. Their well known for that!
    ” uh oh!! Abandon ship!!”

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 9:11 pm
    • It was the shuttle. Not the actual casino boat.

      Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 8:52 am
  • Praying for all of you to be safe !

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 7:25 pm
  • Those boats have seen there days they all need up grading a disaster waiting to happen

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 7:11 pm
  • not the first time this company has had a shuttle catch fire! Hope all are safe.

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:39 pm
  • Just when I was starting to win! Glad everyone is safe.

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:19 pm
  • I hope everyone is recovered and are ok .

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:14 pm
  • When you hot, YOU HOT

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:08 pm
    • And when you not……you NOT!

      Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:39 pm
    • idiot

      Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:50 pm
      • Its a song by Jerry Reed you wad, about gambling.

        Monday, 15 January 2018, 1:13 pm

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