Sailor Dies in Ferry Disaster Rescue Efforts

A sailor has died of a serious head injury while assisting rescue efforts after last Wednesday's ferry disaster.

A Navy spokesman on Sunday said the petty officer second class identified as Yoon (21) fell into a coma after injuring his head while replacing an elevator lamp on the warship Daejoyeong on Apr. 16. He died at 8:24 p.m. on Saturday.

Yoon had just two months left until his discharge from mandatory military service.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 21, 2014 13:22 KST