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South Korea ferry disaster: civilian diver dies during recovery attempt

See "Heroes of the Sewol": the re-enactment animation of the capsized Sewol: out our official website: out our Android app: out our iOS app:­----------------------------------------­----------------A civilian diver died on Tuesday in South Korean waters while taking part into a search mission to recover victims still missing from the last month ferry disaster.According to the BBC, the 53-years-old diver, only known by his surname Lee, entered the water at around 6 AM.It was his first search attempt in the Sewol ferry, authorities said.He reportedly dived around 25 metres deep, but five minutes into his dive he lost radio contact. He fell unconscious and was later pulled to the water surface by his fellow divers. According to the Straits Times, he was then brought to a hospital in Mokpo, a south-western port city located near the sinking site, but died soon after. State news agency Yonhap reported that Lee was a veteran crew member of Undine Marine Industries, which specialises in maritime engineering and rescue work. Local Coast Guard officials said they have suspended all search efforts for the time being because of the accident, the Straits Times reported. Last week another civilian diver fell unconscious after diving four times before daybreak during a search mission to retrieve more victims. According to Reuters, only 174 people have been rescued so far following the sinking of the Sewol. The confirmed death toll is now 263, with 39 still missing. ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­----------------Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off.Check out our Android app: out our iOS app: news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel: to stay updated on all the top stories: connected with us here:Facebook @tomonewsus @tomonewsus

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