South Korea Raises Capsized Fishing Boat; 8 Still Missing

kpride, Sept. 9, 2015, 8:18 a.m.


South Korea said Wednesday recovery crews raised a capsized fishing boat off the country's southern coast, but no bodies were found. The 9.77-ton Dolphin was found capsized on Sunday morning in waters north of the southern resort island of Jeju, killing 10 people. Three others were rescued by another fishing boat, but eight others were still unaccounted for.

South Korea mobilized 25 Coast Guard vessels, four naval vessels and nine aircraft to comb the area to find the eight missing. The Korea Coast Guard asked Japan to cooperate in finding those missing. In 2011, two bodies were found in Japanese waters about 20 days after they went missing on a nearby island.

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