Divers searching the ferry that sank off the South Korean coast Saturday spotted three bodies inside it just after resuming their search and rescue efforts, officials said. The discovery came three days after the ferry capsized and sank, killing dozens and leaving hundreds more missing. The captain was taken into custody on Friday and faces five charges, including criminal negligence. Surviving crew members said Captain Lee Joon-seok hesitated half an hour after the ferry had begun critically listing before he ordered passengers to abandon ship. By the time he gave the order, many of them couldn't navigate the severe tilt, a helmsman said.
Divers Spot 3 Bodies Inside Sunken S. Korean Ferry
Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, arrives at a court which issues his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Updated at 8:01 PM PST