With bitterly cold temperatures and frigid waters, the chances of finding more survivors appeared to dim early Wednesday as about two dozen people remain missing from the doomed Italian cruise ship.
At least 11 people have died since the Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized Friday off a Tuscan island. As rescuers continued to search in the dark waters around the island of Giglio, many questioned the actions of Capt. Francesco Schettino.
Experts say chances of finding survivors are slim.
"I think you have to look at several issues. One of is just the hypothermia. If a compartment is flooded, even if there was air, at this point, most of them would have succumbed to the hypothermic problem of the water temperature," said Butch Hendrick, president of the diving safety company Lifeguard Systems.FULL STORY