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hurricane dorian tonight churns towards the united states, claiming lives and causing destruction. also, disaster off the california coast. a diving boat filled with passengers catches fire. "abc7 news" starts now. now, news to build a better bay area, from abc 7. >> it was fully engulfed. flames probably 30 feet high. >> a rescuer describes the rescue of crew members from a diving boat that caught fire and sank in southern california. >> dozens of victims found tonight. right now the search continues. we begin with new details on that deadly boat fire that happened early this morning near santa cruz island. >> the coast guard announced that 25 bodies have been found. five crew members were rescued, nine people are still missing. >> a company out of santa cruz chartered the boat. >> reporter: a desperate search
for survivors after a diving boat with 39 people on board burst into flames. the fire roave the deck in the early morning hours as 33 passengers were still asleep below. >> reporter: you can hear the coast guard responding to a may day, as the diving capsule is fully engulfed. vew members made it off alive. they were rescued by a good samaritan boat called the great escape. they said the crew did everything they could to help the passengers, but everything was on fire. they had celebrated three birthdays that night, including a 17-year-old's. >> the majority of the people who were the passengers on the ship in the sleeping compartment in the bottom deck, so they would have been sound asleep when the fire started. you couldn't ask for a worse
situation. >> it's designed in such a manner that has to be another way out of the bunk room. >> reporter: search and rescue will continue throughout the night, but the coast guard captain says to be prepared for the worst outcome. >> a husband and wife on a fishing trip, they rescued the five surviving crew members. >> at 3:30 in the morning roughly, we heard somebody knocking on the door, on the boat. my wife heard it. they were all in their underwear, all five crew members. i wish i could have picked all 35 of them up. i got the space. if they could have all just gotten in the water, i could have got them out of there. >> they said last night was the first time they've ever laid anchor in that cove. new at 11:00, the co-owner of a santa cruz dive company is among those who were on that boat. amanda del castillo has the story tonight from santa cruz.
>> reporter: he posted to facebook only hours after this fire doer through this diving boat. he wrote -- >> reporter: online, christy finn's dad is listed as the co-owner of worldwide diving adventures out of santa sh worldwide diving adventures advertised a labor day diving weekend. they were scheduled to return monday afternoon. audio from the may day call uncovers a major challenge. >> reporter: back in santa cruz, finn's dad's sab neighbors say they're aware they're dive instructors and shared their
concerns. fip in santa cruz, i'm amanda del castillo, "abc7 news." stay with us. here on "abc7 news," you'll hear from a man in the north bay who has been on that very boat many times and says she's shocked that this kind of a disaster could happen. developing news on hurricane dorian, blamed now for five deaths in the bahamas. the storm is heading directly towards west palm beach, florida. >> reporter: good evening from palm beach county, florida where tonight the feeder bands from hurricane dorian are coming faster and faster and with greater intensity. but with the storm still motionless over the bahamas, the waiting game continues here. >> swim, swim, swim. >> reporter: in the bahamas, they're fighting for
lives. an abc crew plucked four people out of the sparing them from certain death in a storm that's turned an island paradise into a water logged disaster area. those images have added urgency to the evacuations here in florida. up and down the sunshine state, more than 2 million people have been ordered to get out. police are checking all drivers trying to get across the beach. if you can prove you live there, they will let you go. thousands of businesses have closed down. >> we're hankering down. we're going to stay. >> reporter: why? >> we're prepared. >> reporter: but tonight, there are still the thrill seekers and the die hards. before dusk, these surfers took advantage of the waves off delray beach and if palm beach shoers, wat shores, watch what happened when
some people walked out on the jetty at the worst possible time. >> and that is a perfect example of why mrnl managemergency manas to keep people off the water. if the winds exceed 40 miles per hour, help will not come. i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we just got the latest info from the national hurricane center. still showing you that hurricane dorian is stationary. it's had no movement in the past nine hours. that means the grand bahama island has been enduring hurricane winds for 27 hours or so. morning to slowly move to the northwest and then the north. still, very close to the florida coastline, even tomorrow evening as a category 3 storm.
hurricane warnings still in effect, and hurricane watch stretches as far north as charleston, south carolina. certainly the storm is causing disruption to travel. kate larson is live at sfo with that. kate? >> reporter: drew, from weddings to vacations, hurricane dorian has managed to foil even the best laid plans for this weekend. >> we had been plan thing weekend for six months. you know, everything was fine until we landed on thursday. >> reporter: that's when they found out that hurricane dorian was crashing their orlando wedding. >> i was stressed out. because we initially thought we would have to cancel the whole event. >> reporter: but the wedding went on, minus 50 guests who left e, who grew up experiencing hurricanes in georgia, made sure her groom weathered the storm.
>> this is his first hurricane. so he was panics. >> reporter: nearby at disney world, hurricne dorian was making it rain. which had its perks for craig and his girlfriend. >> no lines at disney world. it was great. >> reporter: not as magical when they thought they would have to hunker down in their hotel for a week. >> we bought anything to get us through a week. the way they were talking is we were going to be stuck and grounded. no flights for anybody. >> reporter: so according to officials here at sfo, there are 16 u.s. airports that are closed. the main airports that are closed are ft. lauderdale and orlando. so sfo oic ais thatf et
double-check with your airlines. i'm kate larson, "abc7 news." >> kate, thanks so much. keep track of hurricane dorian and the massive storm impact with the "abc7 news" app. download the app to get breaking news updates as they happen. in oakland, family and friends are bourng the mother of five, killed by . she had just left a wedding reception. kiaiser permanente workers rallied to demand a new contract. and kevin hart is recovering following surgery. he hurt his back when a friend drove a car off the road in southern california. drugs and alcohol were not a factor in sunday's crash. you can find those stories and more on our website,
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active ingredients lets you have both. it's good to be tough. sc johnson new at 11:00, the inferno off a commercial diving boat has left a north bay diver speechless. >> he's been on board many times and says that he can't understand how this tragedy could even happen. >> it's so sad to see so many people die. i don't know why. >> reporter: david now coming to grips with the fire that consumed the 75 foot commercial diving boat "conception." it's a vessel that he knows well. >> i just remember it was comfortable. they had really good food and spacious. >> reporter: and he made several three-day diving trips aboard. >> i can't see how a fire would
start. >> reporter: he remembers the boat being safe. >> i remember firenguisher >> you do? >> yeah. >> reporter: he says sleeping quarters were bunk beds below deck, with one stairway leading in and out. >> i don't remember any portholes at all. >> reporter: this avid diver is heart broken for families who lost loved ones. >> it's just so sad. >> reporter: a holiday weekend adventure turning tragic. cornell bernard, "abc7 news." an elected leader in lafayette is accusing b.a.r.t. and pg&e of pro-found incompetence tonight following a power outage. hundreds of hom and businesses lost electricity. pg&e blames this crane for knocking down a power line. a contractr is using that crane for a protect to upgrade b.a.r.t.'s tracks. the council member demanded answers, asking you've been plan
thing work for months. how can this happen? in the east bay, three little pigs call aightmaorne of rummaging through the backyard leaving behind the holes and divets. motion censoring sprinklers he hopes will scare them away. >> hopefully tonight when they come again, it will spray water and shoo them away. >> if you are dealing with a similar problem, do not adopt the pigs. they are wild animals and they can be unpredictable. >> they can be ferocious and they can tear up grass. let's move on to the weather forecast. >> drew tuma is here with the latest. >> it's just been a beautiful holiday weekend. a lot of sunshine and warm
temperatures. we will find a different weather pattern moving in. in terms of the fog, it will be cloudier on wednesday and thursday. live doppler 7 showing you the cloud cover building along the coastline. so from pier 15, the clouds are descending over the skyline. the accuweather highlights, over the next couple of days in the near term, we have the clouds building along the coast. tomorrow, we'll see a lot of sunshine in the afternoon. again, away from the coast, it will be a warm afternoon in the 80s and 90s. by wednesday and thshgursday, cooler weatherov innow,nd 60d. 61 in the city with fog.
63 in san jose. cooler than that with 63 in liver testimonies more. clouds along the coast. neighborly clear skies. temperatures in 50s low 60s. live doppler 7 along with satellite, what has been keeping us warm and sunny, this big area of high pressure over the four corners has kept us very warm for this time of year. that's pushing off to the east over the next 24 hours. what will be replacing it, this area of low pressure. moving into northern california in the coming days, bringing in the cooler temperatures and the marine layer expanding. so out the door, 12-hour planner tomorrow morning. sun is up at 6:41 a.m. clouds pull back to the coastline. a lot of sunshine. mild to warm away from the coast. 80s and low 90s.ig the sth bay n your tuesday, 85 in santa clara.
93 for morgan hill. along the peninsula, morning cloud cover, breaking for afternoon sunshine. 81 in minlow park. a little afternoon sunshine before morning cloud cover. north bay tomorrow, 80s and 90s. 88 in petaluma. 86 in sonoma. the east bay, 70s and 80s. 77 in oakland. 82 in union city. upper 80s, then low 90s. 90 in walnut creek. 88 in pleasanton. next seven days, mild to warm tomorrow. cooler air wednesday and thursday. next weekend, saturday and sunday, 70s and 80 .ta
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a woman in san francisco has formed an unlikely bond with nature. "abc7 news" was in the marina district where she has befriended two families of crows, calling them from the balcony of her home and leaving treats on the fire escape. >> these crows have become familiar and give back, leaving gifts behind, like the top of a champagne bottle and a gummy bear. who doesn't want a gummy bear? the exchange has been happening for about three years. she now has a collection of gifts. she says she is honored by the gesture. >> gummy bears are tough on beaks, though. >> we have chris in with us tonight. coming up in sports, the
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