VIDEO: Captain boards rescue boat as ferry sinks

Monday said rescuers couldn't distinguish passengers from crewmembers because they were all wearing life vests. (NBC/APTN/SOUTH KOREA COAST GUARD)
Monday said rescuers couldn't distinguish passengers from crewmembers because they were all wearing life vests. (NBC/APTN/SOUTH KOREA COAST GUARD)

SOUTH KOREA (NBC/APTN/SOUTH KOREA COAST GUARD) — The South Korean Coast Guard released video showing the captain of the Sewol boarding a rescue boat as the ferry sank.

The ferry was tilted about 45 degrees as the captain moved from the vessel to a rescue boat.

A Coast Guard official on Monday said rescuers couldn’t distinguish passengers from crewmembers because they were all wearing life vests.

Some 476 people were on the ferry when it capsized on April 16 and sank. Only 174 people were rescued, and divers recovered more than 188 bodies.

They continued searching Monday for the 114 people believed to still be missing.

Meanwhile, a government emergency task force has said the ship’s passenger list could be inaccurate.

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