GIGLIO, Italy (Jan 15) – A third survivor was rescued with the help of helicopter on Sunday (January 15) after more than 36 hours of luxury cruise ship tragedy near the island of Giglio off the coast of Tuscany on Friday evening.
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The captain of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is being investigated for manslaughter charges and abandoning the ship, confirmed by prosecutors.
The number of missing has been reduced to 17, by the authorities, after the successful rescue operation of a crew member worked in cabin service. He was the third survivor to be found, after a South Korean couple on their honeymoon was rescued late Saturday in the capsized hulk of the ship when firefighters heard their screams.
Three unfortunate passengers are confirmed dead after the huge cruise ship carrying more than 4,200 people ran aground forcing a frenzied and terrifying evacuation. The total number of people missing for had decreased, and there are now six crew members and 11 passengers who haven't been located, Tuscany's regional president Enrico Rossi said.