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SKOREA-SHIP DIVER ACCIDENT
Officials: Civilian diver searching for missing people in South Korean ferry disaster has died
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, May 5, 2014 8:40 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea
Officials say that a civilian diver involved in searches for dozens of missing people from a ferry disaster has died.
Other task force team officials say the 53-year-old diver was pulled to the surface by fellow divers after losing communication.
The ferry disaster left 260 people dead, with about 40 others still missing. Government and civilian divers are fighting rapid currents as they try to retrieve the remaining bodies.