S. Korea lifts capsized boat; no headway in search for 8 missing

JEJU, South Korea, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) — 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.

A sunken fishing boat, the 9.77-ton Dolphin, is salvaged off Chuja Island, north of South Korea`s largest island of Jeju, on Sept. 9, 2015. The boat sank off the country`s southern coast, leaving 10 people dead with three others rescued. A rescue operation is under way as eight people remained unaccounted for. (Yonhap)

A sunken fishing boat, the 9.77-ton Dolphin, is salvaged off Chuja Island, north of South Korea`s largest island of Jeju, on Sept. 9, 2015. The boat sank off the country`s southern coast, leaving 10 people dead with three others rescued. A rescue operation is under way as eight people remained unaccounted for. (Yonhap)

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