Deadly Boat Fire Local Connection

Deadly Boat Fire Local Connection

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AND WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS LOCAL CONNECTION. WE’RE LEARNING THE COMPANY WHO CHARTERED THIS BOAT FOR THE DIVING TRIP WORLDWIDE DIVING ADVENTURES HAS CONNECTIONS TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. CBS13 ANNA GILES IS LIVE ENACTING THE DOTS FOR US. Reporter: WE ARE LIVE NOW IN FRONT OF THE SPORTS COVE DIVE SHOP, THIS COMPANY HAS CLOSE TIES TO THE SHIP BASED OUT OF VACAVILLE HERE, THEY HAVE CHART OF THE “CONCEPTION” MULTIPLE TIMES, THE OWNERS HERE HAVE WRITTEN ON THE BOAT THEMSELVES, AND I’VE BEEN SPEAKING WITH A WOMAN WHO LIVES IN OUR AREA, SHE SAYS SHE KNOWS SOMEONE ON THIS BOAT WHO HAS BEEN STRUGGLING TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER OR NOT SHE SURVIVED. A DIVING TRIP OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TURNS DEADLY. EMERGENCY CREWS HAVE SLOWLY STARTED TO RECOVER BODIES AND THERE ARE JUST A FEW KNOWN SURVIVORS. WHEN BETTY AND LLOYD WILEY LEARNED ABOUT THE FIRE, IT HIT HOME, THE PAIR HAVE CHARTERED THIS BOAT FOR TRIPS MANY TIMES, AND HAVE WRITTEN ON IT THEMSELVES. THEY SAID THE “CONCEPTION” HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR DECADES, WITH NO ISSUES. I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. IT WAS MAYBE ELECTRICAL, WHICH THEY CHECKED THROUGH THOSE BOATS FOR SAFETY, ALL THE TIME. IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THEY COULD NOT GET OUT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE POSSIBILITY IS THAT THEY DID NOT, AT ALL. Reporter: LLOYD AND BETTY WILEY, WHO OWN THIS DIVE SHOP HERE, AS YOU JUST HEARD, HAVE A LOT OF PRAISE FOR THE “CONCEPTION”, THEY HAVE BEEN ON THAT BOAT MULTIPLE TIMES, CHARTERED THE BOAT MULTIPLE TIMES, THEY ARE TELLING ME THERE WERE NEVER ANY SAFETY

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