[Ferry Disaster] 3 divers swept by waves rescued: report

By Suk Gee-hyun
  • Published : Apr 17, 2014 - 14:41
  • Updated : Apr 18, 2014 - 16:23
Three divers mobilized for the rescue operation of the capsized Sewol ferry off the coast of South Korea have been rescued by people on a fishing boat, cable news channel YTN reported.

Chung Dong-nam, head of a rescue team at the scene, said the divers went missing at around 2:18 p.m. Thursday while searching for the 287 missing passengers.

The navy officials said the rescue operation was being hampered by poor underwater visibility and strong currents. 

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