A coast guard officer is dead and two others are missing after being swept away at a construction site on the east coast.
The accident occurred at around 1 p.m. Tuesday at a bridge construction site near Chogok Port in Samcheok City, Gangwon Province.
Seven workers were returning from the site when high ocean waves struck suddenly and forcefully. One worker was swept away by the waves and found dead later.
Four workers were temporarily stranded by the waters, but all of them were later rescued by the coast guard.
But during the rescue operation, one coast guard officer died and another remains missing.
The coast guard has mobilized four ships and three helicopters to search for the missing, but high waves are interfering with their efforts..
Source: KBS World Radio