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South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victim

  • Workers fasten the sunken ferry Sewol to a semi-submersible transport vessel in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. South Korea has held a memorial ceremony at sea for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised from the waters last week. (Yonhap via AP)

    Workers fasten the sunken ferry Sewol to a semi-submersible transport vessel in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. South Korea has held a memorial ceremony at sea for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised from the waters last week. (Yonhap via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Workers fasten the sunken ferry Sewol to a semi-submersible transport vessel in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. South Korea has held a memorial ceremony at sea for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised from the waters last week. (Yonhap via AP)

    Workers fasten the sunken ferry Sewol to a semi-submersible transport vessel in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. South Korea has held a memorial ceremony at sea for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised from the waters last week. (Yonhap via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • The sunken ferry Sewol is seen on the semi-submersible transport vessel during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. South Korean salvage crews on Tuesday found what was presumed to be the remains of one or more of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 people, an official said. (Yonhap via AP)

    The sunken ferry Sewol is seen on the semi-submersible transport vessel during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. South Korean salvage crews on Tuesday found what was presumed to be the remains of one or more of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 people, an official said. (Yonhap via AP)  (The Associated Press)

South Korean officials say salvage crews have found what is presumed to be the remains of one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers.

An official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the remains were found Tuesday in the waters where the ship's wreckage was raised last week. The ship was loaded onto a heavy lift transport vessel that will carry it to port.

The official couldn't immediately confirm further details.

Rescue workers had recovered 295 bodies before the government ended underwater searches in November 2014, seven months after the ship sank. Nine of the ferry's passengers had remained missing.