The authorities announced Wednesday that the body of the last missing victim of last week's lethal boat fire off the coast of southern California has been recovered by divers.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Office Announces End of Search Twitter said it was "relieved to report the final victim".
The sheriff's office added that the authorities were still carrying out DNA testing on 7 of the 34 victims to confirm their identity.
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The cause of the fire on September 2 is still unclear.
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Five of the six crew members of the concept survived and told investigators that they had made several attempts to rescue the people who were trapped below deck.
The authorities said they investigated various factors in their investigation, including how batteries and electronics were stored and charged. They will also examine how the crew was trained and what the crew members did at the time of the fire that broke out in the middle of the night when the passengers slept.
The FBI, the Coast Guard, and the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles are conducting criminal investigations and the Coast Guard has convened a formal naval investigative body.
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The four members of the authority will deal with "pre-accident" events, compliance with the design, duties and qualifications of the organization Crew members, weather conditions and reporting, security and firefighting equipment and Coast Guard oversight. "
This investigation is expected to take at least a year and the panel will look for the factors that led to the fire, possible cues for misconduct, carelessness, negligence, or intentional ignorance of the law and other factors causing death have contributed or contributed to.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.