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Diver dies at S.Korea ferry disaster sitePublish Date: May 30, 2014
Diver dies at S.Korea ferry disaster site
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Dive crews search for survivors of South Korea ferry disaster. Two divers have been killed in the operation.
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SEOUL - A South Korean diver died Friday during efforts to cut a new access hole into a submerged ferry that sank last month with the loss of around 300 lives, the coastguard said.

The 46-year-old diver, identified only as Kim, was pulled from the water unconscious and bleeding from his face, a coastguard official said.

He was later pronounced dead in hospital, but the precise cause of death was not immediately clear, the official said.

He was the second diver killed in the operation to retrieve hundreds of bodies from the 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry, which sank on April 16 off the southern coast.


Most of the people on the sunken ferry were schoolchildren. PHOTO/AFP
 


Relatives of those on the ill-fated vessel hoped for any news from the rescue operation. PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

The Sewol was carrying 476 people -- most of them schoolchildren.

No bodies have been recovered since May 21, leaving the confirmed death toll at 288, with 16 still unaccounted for.

Divers have had to battle strong currents and work in near-zero visibility. Two dozen have been treated for injuries and decompression sickness.

AFP


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