On April 29th, a 53-year old diver taking part in the search for bodies aboard the sunken South Korean Sewol ferry became unconscious and later died after descending 25m into the water.
The diver was known as “Mr. Lee”
According to BBC News, the deceased diver was “a veteran crew member of Undine Marine Industries, which specializes in maritime engineering and rescue work.” This was his first rescue dive around the sunken ferry.
“Fellow divers lost communication with [Mr. Lee] five minutes into his dive and later pulled him to the surface,” the report stated.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won “has since ordered government officials overseeing the rescue operation to thoroughly check divers’ health conditions.”
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