DOKDO/DONGHAE, South Korea, Nov. 2 (Yonhap) -- Rescue workers found three bodies believed to be among the seven missing people aboard a crashed chopper near the Dokdo islets in the East Sea on Saturday.
A helicopter belonging to the fire agency crashed Thursday night, a few minutes after it took off from Dokdo, with seven people on board, including an injured person from a fishing boat.
Rescue workers found three bodies and retrieved one of them as part of an underwater mission by a submarine rescue ship of South Korea's Navy.
One of the bodies was found inside the fuselage. Two others were detected outside it, one of which is believed to be the body of a missing person rescue workers noticed on the sea bed Friday.
The fuselage was upside down when it was found. The tail was snapped and located some 110 meters off the fuselage. The exact cause of the crash has not been determined.