April 3rd, 2010
07:10 AM ET

Body of 1 of missing S. Korean sailors found

Military rescuers on Saturday found the body of one of the 46 missing crew members of a South Korean warship that sank near the western sea border with North Korea last week, according to military officials quoted by Yonhap News Agency.

"The body of Senior Chief Petty Officer Nam Ki-hoon was recovered at around 6:10 p.m. inside the mess hall of the 1,200-ton Navy corvette Cheonan," which sank March 26 in the Yellow Sea near the maritime border with North Korea, the news agency said.

The Cheonan sank after as-yet unexplained explosion. Fifty-eight men were rescued.

Meanwhile, the South Korean Coast Guard found a member of a fishing boat crew returning from a search for evidence in the Cheonan sinking. The 99-ton Kumyang 98 fishing boat - thought to have collided with a Cambodian-registered freighter - apparently went down late Friday, Yonhap said. Authorities were searching for the other crew members.

The crew member found was identified as 55-year-old Kim Jong-pyong.

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  1. Kevin

    Every korean hopes now all of missing sailors will be found soon without more death.
    God bless us.

    April 3, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. hope no more people have to die..

    its pretty shocking to hear one of the rescue crews had to sacrifice himself by searching for more of an evidence, and now we are told the families of missing crew members have asked to stop all the rescue works down there.. they were runnung out of patience in the first place by all the rumors and also with the government,, apparantely helpless govenment big time, now they dont want another victims by saving ,, guess saving is not a perfect word here since it;s been already more than a week now, by finding bodies of their families.. are they giving up on hopes.. too sad

    April 3, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chilegirl

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and crew mates of the missing sailors and fishermen. May they all be brought home.

    April 3, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jesse

    South Korea has a Navy? LOL

    April 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Oliver

    If the professor on Giligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

    April 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |