Monday, January 16, 2012

Costa Concordia Rescue Effort: Sixth Body Found on Stricken Cruise Ship

A sixth body has been found on the stricken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, Italian authorities have announced.

The male passenger was found wearing a life jacket, but reports say he was in an area not submerged.

The latest discovery comes after coastguard divers discovered the bodies of two elderly male passengers in the submerged part of the vessel.

They were later identified as 86-year-old Italian national Giovanni Masia and 68-year old Spanish national Gual Guillermo.

The other three who died after the liner ran aground near the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast, have reportedly been identified as two French passengers and one Peruvian crewman.One of the victims, a man aged in his 70s, is thought to have died of a heart attack caused by the shock of the icy water when he dived in during the chaos.

Rescue workers were continuing to search the enormous cruise ship in an attempt to find the 14 people that remain missing after the Costa Concordia sank with more than 4,200 passengers and crew on board.

At least one young child is believed to be among the nine passengers and five crew that they are still missing. Read More