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SOUTH KOREA – Another search and rescue mission at sea; this time off the South Korean coast.

Military dive teams are working in a frantic effort to find more than 300 people missing after the ferry they were taking to a South Korean island resort sank quickly in the Yellow Sea.

Four people are reported dead.

Sadly, most of those on board were high school students traveling with teachers on a field trip.

The ferry was on it’s way to resort island Jeju, just southwest of South Korea, when one passenger reportedly heard a loud bump.

Survivors report chaos on board as various instructions were given over the loud speaker. First they were told to remain still. then to jump into the water.

The boat sank just two hours after its first distress call.

The U.S. Navy has sent help to assist the South Korean Coast Guard with rescue efforts.

No word on why the boat went under. Lots to sort out here.