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Major Rescue Effort

Cedar Rapids, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) - Hundreds of people are still missing after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea.

The coast guard now says nine people are confirmed dead but the search efforts are far from over.

Right now, they're looking for air-pockets within the sunken ship that survivors could be gathered around.

Many of the people on board were high school students on a class trip.

Some that have already been rescued are questioning the search crew efforts.

"We were told to stay where you are, so we kept staying, but later on, the water level came up."

"... suddenly the water came up to my face, so I think it was a narrow escape from dying." Survivors said.

Nearly 500 people were on board the ship.

Search crews say they fear because the water is so cold, the chances of finding many more survivors are slim.

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