Published Sep 3, 2019 at 8:06 AM | Updated at 12:51 PM EDT on Sep 6, 2019
A recreational Labor Day weekend scuba diving expedition off the coast of Southern California ended in tragedy Monday when the boat Conception caught fire as passengers were sleeping.
More than 30 people are feared dead in the tragedy off Santa Cruz Island. As word of the deaths spread, mourners visited Santa Barbara Harbor -- where Conception departed on its journey -- to leave flowers in memory of the victims. Other items included a handwritten sign that read, "Our hearts are with the divers who were lost on the Conception and all those who loved them." One man brought 34 candles in honor of those feared dead.