Excellent source reporting and coordination by Los Angeles reporters Stefanie Dazio and Brian Melley, and freelance photographer Christian Monterrosa (working his first AP assignment) allowed the AP to scoop other news outlets, often by hours, on several aspects of the aftermath of a diving boat fire, including: the recovery of 25 bodies, that the boat’s owners had preemptively sued to limit victims’ lawsuits, and that search warrants in a criminal inquiry were being served.