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  • 6 May 2014, 7:14

Diver Dies In Search For Ferry Disaster Victims

A civilian diver involved in searches for dozens of missing people in the South Korean ferry disaster has died.

The 53-year old was pulled to the surface by fellow divers after losing consciousness at the site wherethe Sewol sank on April 16.

He died later in hospital.

At least 260 people have been confirmed dead and government and civilian divers are still trying to find the remaining bodies.

So far, 19 people have been arrested in the investigation, 15 of them crew members accused of abandoning passengers.

An executive with ties to the shipping company Chonghaejin was also arrested on suspicion of malpractice related to company finances.

Only 174 of the 476 recorded passengers survived, including 22 of the 29 crew members.

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