Divers renew search for South Korea ferry dead

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Posted: Apr 28, 2014 6:16 AM by Hunter Robinson
Source: Associated Press

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JINDO, South Korea - Dozens of divers are again searching the sunken ferry off the southern South Korean coast.

There are some 114 people believed missing, but the search had to be suspended over the weekend because of poor weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship's rooms.

A senior coast guard officer says most of the passengers still missing are believed to be in 64 of the ship's 111 rooms. Divers have entered about half of those 64 rooms, but may need to go back into some because floating debris made it difficult for them to be sure that there are no more dead bodies.

An official with the emergency task force says the government is making plans to salvage the ferry once search efforts end but details wouldn't be available until officials talk with families of the victims.

So far, 188 bodies have been recovered.

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