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PORT RICHEY, Fla. - 8:05 a.m. EST Monday: One person is dead and 14 others injured after a fire engulfed a casino shuttle boat near Port Richey, Florida, The Associated Press is reporting.
The woman’s cause of death is not yet known, according to the AP.
ORIGINAL STORY: A casino cruise ship with 50 people on board caught fire Sunday afternoon.
All 50 passengers aboard the Sun Cruz casino ship made it safely to shore near Port Richey where they were treated by emergency rescue crews, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office, Port Richey police as well as other agencies are investigating.
NPRPD officers are assisting Port Richey Police with a large vessel fire. Scene is still developing. pic.twitter.com/DSRDubTYHD— New Port Richey PD (@NPRPD) January 14, 2018
#BREAKING @USCG and agency partners are responding to a boat fire with people in the water near the mouth of the Coty River near New Port Richey. Limited details at this time. All updates on this response will posted to @USCGSoutheast #SAR— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) January 14, 2018