Coast Guard has freed all 4 crew members from capsized cargo ship: officials
At a Monday afternoon news conference the U.S. Coast Guard had said they rescued three crew members and efforts to save the fourth, who was trapped on another deck, continued. Coast Guard Lt. Lloyd Heflin said the fourth South Korean crew member was rescued just before 6 p.m. Monday, adding that he appeared to be in good medical condition but is being evaluated.
Coast Guard rescuers were able to find the South Korean crew members by rappelling down the side and drilling the hole, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which added that the rescue team communicated with the trapped sailors through the hole they drilled and also gave them food and water through the hole.
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. John Reed told reporters on Monday afternoon that the three saved crew members were in one area of the massive vessel and the fourth, who was still being rescued at the time, was stuck behind glass, enclosed in an engineering control room. Reed added that the three were able to get access to fresh air, food and water through the hole, but rescue crews were unable to reach the fourth crew member who was on another deck.