Cleanup Volunteer Marybeth Guiney Among 34 Killed in Boat Fire
SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 2, 2019) – After the diving boat fire early Monday near Santa Cruz Island, police identified one of the fatal victims as Marybeth Guiney.
According to the Facebook page of the Malibu Divers, Guiney was a Heal the Bay cleanup volunteer and donor dating back to 2011. Heal the Bay later created a page called Remembering M/V Conception to pay tribute to her and all victims of the tragedy.
Flames engulfed the diving vessel Conception in the predawn hours of Labor Day off the coast of Southern California. 39 people, including six crew members, were on board during the accident. Five crew members escaped the fire, but the other 34 on the boat did not. As of Wednesday, search teams recovered 33 bodies. However, one person is still missing.
The other victims are identified as: Charles Mcllvain, Neal Baltz, Patricia Beitzinger, Allie Kurtz, Scott Chan, Kendra Chan, Berenice Felipe, Tia Salika, and Steve Salika. In addition, police identified Diana Adamic, Evan Quitasol, Nicole Quitasol, Angela Quitasol, Fernisa Sison, Michael Quitasol, Kristy Finstad, and Lisa Fiedler. However, authorities have not released the identities of the remaining victims.
Furthermore, the cause of the fire still remains under investigation at this time.
Sweet Lawyers sends our sincerest condolences to the loved ones of Marybeth Guiney during this difficult time.
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