Vice principal found hanging, suicide note expresses guilt over surviving ferry disaster

Vice principal found hanging, suicide note expresses guilt over surviving ferry disaster

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JINDO-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 16: In this handout image provided by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard, passengers are rescued by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard from a ferry sinking off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. The ferry identified as the Sewol was carrying about 470 passengers, including students and teachers, traveling to Jeju island. (Photo by The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:51 AM

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Police in South Korea say the body of a high school vice principal who was rescued from a sinking ferry on Wednesday has been found hanging from a tree—and that he left a suicide note saying he felt guilty for being alive while more than 200 students were missing.

The body of the vice principal was found on the island of Jindo. It’s near the site of the sinking, and it’s where survivors have been housed.

Click here to see photos from the scene

He was the leader of a group of 325 students traveling on the ship on a school excursion.

Besides the vice principal, at least 28 people are now confirmed dead from the ferry. About 270 others remain missing, many of them high school students.

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