INCHEON -- Rescue workers on Tuesday discovered the bodies of two missing men from the chartered fishing boat that capsized two days earlier in waters off the western coast, killing 13 people aboard, the Coast Guard said.
They found the captain of the Seonchang-1, only identified by his last name Oh, lying on a mudflat about 3 kilometers southwest of the accident site off Incheon at around 9:40 a.m., with his black clothes intact.
Just past noon, a rescue helicopter discovered the last remaining missing person, a 57-year-old angler surnamed Lee, on the sea about 2.2 km southwest of where the accident happened.
Both of them were identified by their families and transferred to hospital morgues.
The authorities had been searching the waters and nearby coasts for them since Sunday, when the 10-ton recreational fishing vessel overturned after hitting a 336-ton tanker in the Yellow Sea. Seven people survived the accident.