Twitter reunites rescued 6-year-old with family following ferry disaster

JINDO, South Korea (CNN/YTN) — Social media is playing a big role in bringing families together after the ferry disaster in South Korea.

This 6-year-old girl was rescued from the sinking vessel, but she was all alone.

Police put out a tweet for her relatives to come forward, reading in part: “Six-year-old Kwon Ji-Yung was rescued from the Jindo ship but a guardian has not been found.”

But the tweet misspelled the girl’s name, so it took longer for relatives to come forward.

But then a relative did respond to the police tweet. She tweeted: “I am the cousin of the Kwon Ji Young who was rescued from the ship.”

Then, police tweeted an update: “Six-year-old Kwon who was rescued from the sinking ship last night was handed over to relatives last night by police. Please stop looking for her guardians.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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