BREAKING: Casino Boat on Fire in Gulf of Mexico

The San Cruz casino boat has reportedly caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico off of Port Richey, Florida, according to WFLA-TV.

The Coast Guard and fire officials are on scene, along with sheriff’s department officers helping to rescue people in the water.

UPDATE: Authorities say about 50 people were on the boat at the time it caught fire. They believe everyone was able to safely make it off the boat and are now being treated by EMS.

UPDATE: Authorities now say they have one person unaccounted for (6:12 p.m. ET)

UPDATE: All passengers are now accounted for. Officials say at least 15 people were taken to the hospital as a precaution (7:09 p.m. ET)

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