U.S. Navy assists with S. Korean ferry recovery efforts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 00:45
April 19 - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard conduct search and rescue operations near the scene of the sunken ferry Sewol. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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Strong tides and murky South Korean waters are hampering search and rescue efforts.
But the U.S. Navy is lending a hand.
At least 32 people are known to have died when a ferry capsized on Wednesday. But over 200 people are still unaccounted for... mostly students.
The USS Bonhomme Richard is an amphibious assault ship. It has reportedly been assigned a search area five to 15 nautical miles from the shipwreck site.
Meanwhile, some relatives of the missing children offered DNA swabs to help identify the dead. The rescue has turned into a mission to recover the ship and the bodies of those on board.
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