Divers find final victim of Conception boat fire

Searchers recovered the body of the last missing victim from the Conception boat disaster on Wednesday.

Last week, 34 people were killed in a raging fire on the dive boat. Five of the six crew members aboard the boat managed to escape.

Dive teams recovered most of the bodies last week, but the search for the remaining victim had to be suspended over the weekend because of poor weather conditions.

“The Conception Incident Unified Command is relieved to report that search-and-recovery efforts today were successful in locating the last missing victim,” according to the sheriff’s department.

With the assistance of rapid DNA technology, the Coroner’s Office is working to confirm the identities of the seven unidentified victims.