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Search for bodies in Italy migrant shipwreck called off for 2nd day due to choppy seas

  • In this image made from video provided by Italian Firefighters, a boat lies underwater, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, that was transporting hundreds of migrants before catching fire and sinking off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Italian Firefighters)

    In this image made from video provided by Italian Firefighters, a boat lies underwater, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, that was transporting hundreds of migrants before catching fire and sinking off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Italian Firefighters)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video provided by Italian Firefighters, a diver grabs a rope underwater, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, as efforts continue to reach a boat underwater that was transporting hundreds of migrants before catching fire and sinking off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Italian Firefighters)

    In this image made from video provided by Italian Firefighters, a diver grabs a rope underwater, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, as efforts continue to reach a boat underwater that was transporting hundreds of migrants before catching fire and sinking off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Italian Firefighters)  (The Associated Press)

  • A boy sleeps in a temporary camp in the Italian island of Lampedusa, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. A ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa Thursday, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. The scope of the tragedy at Lampedusa, with 111 bodies recovered so far, 155 people rescued and up to an estimated 250 still missing, according to officials, prompted outpourings of grief and demands for a comprehensive European Union immigration policy to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and strife in Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    A boy sleeps in a temporary camp in the Italian island of Lampedusa, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. A ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa Thursday, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. The scope of the tragedy at Lampedusa, with 111 bodies recovered so far, 155 people rescued and up to an estimated 250 still missing, according to officials, prompted outpourings of grief and demands for a comprehensive European Union immigration policy to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and strife in Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say the search to recover bodies from a fishing boat that sank off the southern island of Lampedusa has been called off for a second day because of bad weather.

Financial police Maj. Leonardo Ricci said Saturday that choppy seas are preventing divers from reaching the wreck, now resting on the seabed. More than 200 people are still missing.

The 20-meter boat packed with migrants sank Thursday when they ship capsized after they started a fire to attract attention. The migrants had spent two days at sea traveling from Libya. Just 155 people survived. So far, 111 bodies have been recovered.

Early Saturday, a fishing boat flotilla threw a single bouquet of yellow flowers into the sea at the site.