Pasco deputies are assisting Fire Rescue and the Coast Guard in the rescue of people who are reportedly in the Gulf waters due to a fire on the Sun Cruz casino boat. The location is near Harbor Point and Bay Blvd in Port Richey. The casino shuttle caught on fire with 50 people on board. All passengers were able to make it to shore where EMS treated them. No serious injuries are being reported at this time. We will bring more on the as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Pasco deputies were called to Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center this morning at 1 a.m. in reference to a 42-year-old female death. She was reportedly a casino shuttle passenger from yesterday’s boat fire. The female died at 10:42 pm last night while being treated for her injuries. We will bring more on the as it becomes available.