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Authorities identify 5 more victims of the fatal fire of a California submersible



California authorities identified five other victims of last week's lethal submersible fire on Tuesday.

The five victims, all from California, were identified as: Adrian Dahood-Fritz, 40, of Sacramento; Lisa Fiedler, 52, from Mill Valley; Kristina "Kristy" Finstad, 41, from Santa Cruz; Fernisa Sison, 57, from Stockton; and Kristian Takvam, 34, from San Francisco.

Finstad, a marine biologist who led the dive tour, had performed hundreds of dives on the Channel Islands. She had just returned from a multi-year journey across the Pacific with her husband.

  Kristina "Kristy" Finstad, 41, of Santa Cruz, California. (Facebook)

Kristina "Kristy" Finstad, 41, from Santa Cruz, California (Facebook)

Fiedler, a native of Michigan, was a hairdresser and photographer who considered herself a "part-fish" because of her sea-diving.

Lisa Fiedler, 52, from the Mill Valley (Facebook) “/>

Lisa Fiedler, 52, from the Mill Valley (Facebook)

The other three victims identified on Tuesday were on the boat with colleagues and relatives.

Sison's husband Michael Quitasol and her three stepdaughters were also killed in the fire. Sison and Quitasol worked at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.

  Fernisa Sison, 57, from Stockton (Facebook)

Fernisa Sison, 57, from Stockton (Facebook)

Dahood-Fritz and her husband, the professional photographer Andrew Fritz, also died in the blaze. Dahood-Fritz has recently been a senior environmental scientist at California's Ocean Protection Council at the California Natural Resources Agency.

  Adrian Dahood-Fritz, 40, from Sacramento (Facebook)

Adrian Dahood-Fritz, 40, from Sacramento (Facebook)

Takvam was Vice President of Engineering at the Brilliant education platform in San Francisco. His colleague Carrie McLaughlin also died.

CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE FOX NEWS APP conception. The authorities said that efforts to find the final victim and save the conception are expected to continue on Wednesday.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said that the victims, 21 women and 13 men aged 16 to 62, seem to have died of smoke inhalation before being burned. Five of six crew members, including the captain, survived after several attempts to rescue the dozens trapped below deck.

As part of the investigation, the FBI is looking for photos and videos related to the fire, as several authorities are investigating whether the captain and boat owner complied with the safety requirements.

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The Associated Press has contributed to this report.


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