287 missing after ferry goes down off S. Korea

Posted: April 17, 2014 at 5:34 a.m.

As the ferry Sewol lies beneath chilly waters off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday, rescue and fishing boats try to save passengers.

A ferry carrying 475 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving 287 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least nine were confirmed dead.

A relative of a missing passenger on the capsized ferry Sewol waits Wednesday at the port in Jindo, South Korea.

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