Captain of sunken So. Korean ferry arrested

In this image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap)
In this image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

Rescuers are planning 40 dives Saturday at the site of the sunken South Korean ferry.

They’ll be trying to recover at least some of the bodies believed trapped on board. A diver says he saw three bodies but was unable to recover them.

The captain of the ferry is under arrest on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members are also in custody.

A senior prosecutor said earlier that the captain was not on the bridge as required when the ferry Sewol was passing through an area with many islands clustered closely together. The official also says the captain abandoned people in need of help and rescue, escaping before the passengers.

The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. The official toll is 29.

Rescuers are searching for about 270 people still missing and feared dead.

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