LOS ANGELES (AP) — Divers on Wednesday recovered the body of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office announced the end of the search on Twitter, saying it was “relieved to report” the final victim had been found.
Authorities were still doing DNA tests to confirm the identities of seven of the victims.
Earlier in the day, the Coast Guard announced it has issued new safety recommendations in the wake of the tragedy near Santa Cruz Island, such as limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the use of power strips and extension cords.
The cause of the Sept. 2 fire has yet to be determined. Salvage efforts to recover the Conception resumed this week after several days of weather delays.