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.
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.