How can this be?!?
Officials are saying that the first call for help from a sinking South Korean ferry came not from the crew but from a frightened boy who used his cell phone to alert authorities that the boat was in distress!
The teen dialed the country’s emergency number and reportedly told dispatchers:
"Help us. The boat is sinking!”
The fate of the young passenger is unknown as the death count continues to rise following this tragedy at sea. 146 people are now confirmed to have perished.
Horrible. There’s no other way to put it.
South Korea’s coast guard admitted that it wasn’t until 3 minutes AFTER the boy placed his call that the crew made their first distress call to try and rescue passengers onboard.
This new revelation is only going to make matters worse for the 9 boat team members who are already facing charges of negligence in last week’s disaster.
Dive teams continue their search today for the dozens of souls still missing.
Our hearts go out to all of the families who have lost a loved one in this unspeakable mishap.
[Image via AP Images.]
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