1 reported missing after casino shuttle boat catches fire in Port Richey with 50 people on board

1 reported missing after casino shuttle boat catches fire in Port Richey with 50 people on board


STORM TEAM 8 ON THE GO WITH OUR WEATHER’S APP. LET’S RETURN TO THE BREAKING NEWS FROM THE TOP OF THE HOUR. A CASINO BOAT FIRE IN PORT RICHIE. WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS CLOSELY. 50 PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD. THE DETAILS ARE COMING IN TO US THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. WE WERE TOLD THAT ONE PERSON MAY BE MISSING AT THIS HOUR. ALL THE PEOPLE EXCEPT FOR THE ONE WERE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE SHORE. SEVERAL AGENCIES RESPONDED. GABRIELLE SHIRLEY IS LIVE ON THE SCENE. I KNOW THAT THERE IS A GOOD AMOUNT OF QUESTIONS. Reporter: WE ARE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF WHERE ALL OF THIS DRAMA IS HAPPENING. THERE WAS A CASINO BOAT FIRE, IT WAS ACTUALLY A SHUTTLE BOAT. IT IS STILL ON FIRE. WE ARE SEEING HELICOPTERS AND A COAST GUARD PLANE CIRCLING ABOVE US. WE HAVE JUST ARRIVED ON SCENE. AS YOU MENTIONED, THE PASCOE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TOLD US THAT THE 50 PEOPLE WERE ACCOUNTED FOR. WE DO NOT KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES, BUT JUST COMING THROUGH THE COAST GUARD, ONE PERSON IS STILL MISSING. 49 OF THE 50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR. ONE PERSON IS NOT ACCOUNTED FOR. WE ARE WAITING FOR AN UPDATE TO SEE IF THEY CAN UPDATE THIS PERSON. THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES, THE SHUTTLE BOAT IS STILL ON FIRE, WE WILL BE HERE KEEPING YOU UPDATED. QUITE A SERIOUS INFORMATION

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