Search and rescue operations resumed Saturday
to find the missing from a firefighting helicopter… that crashed in waters off Korea’s easternmost
island of Dokdo on Thursday. The Coast Guard deployed an unmanned undersea
vehicle from the Navy’s submarine salvage ship this morning… to search the interior
of the sunken chopper. The vehicle is equipped with a robotic arm
that makes it suitable for recovery operations. The authorities are now planning more specific
measures… to search for the missing and to raise the chopper to the surface.
One body has been found so far, presumed to be one of the passengers,… but confirmation
is still pending. A total of seven people were on board the
aircraft when the accident occurred.