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Cruise Ship: Three People Found Alive

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Italian firefighters’ scuba divers approach the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia which ran aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4,200 people from the listing vessel early Saturday, the Italian coast guard said. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Picture 13The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Rescuers scanning a sinking cruise ship off the coast of the tiny Tuscan island of Grigio, found three people alive Sunday.

According to the NY Times, rescuers found a honeymooning couple from Korea inside a cabin and an Italian man, reportedly a crew member still onboard.

The couple was rushed to a local hospital and the Italian man was rescued from the ship via helicopter after reportedly sustaining a broken leg.

At least three people, of the over 4,200 passengers, were confirmed dead after the massive ship named Costa Concordia crashed in a Titanic-like incident Friday night.

Around 6 p.m., as passengers, who had embarked on a weeklong cruise, were sitting down for dinner, the ship slammed into an undetermined object. The crash eventually sent the ship teetering on its side as passengers ran for their lives, jumping into lifeboats while others jumped overboard into the frigid waters.

Currently, 17 people are still missing reportedly including six crew members and 11 passengers. Rescue boats have been circling the ship looking for survivors while divers are combing the ship’s submerged area and are reportedly planning on going inside the ship to look for survivors too.

The captain was since, arrested and suspected of manslaughter among other possible charges like abandonment of ship before all the passengers had escaped—The Associated Press reported that the Italian navigation code states that a captain who abandons a ship in danger can face up to 12 years in prison.

The reason for the crash is heavily disputed right now. Reports differ in that some say the ship was off course while others say it was on course but struck rocks that weren’t marked on the nautical charts.

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