Remains of Concordia victim found, perhaps waiter

Remains of Concordia victim found, perhaps waiter

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A picture taken on September 17, 2013 shows the wreckage of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship which begins to emerge from water near the harbour of Giglio Porto Salvage operators in Italy lifted the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright from its watery grave off the island of Giglio in the biggest ever project of its kind. The ship's horn sounded for the first time since the January 13, 2012 tragedy, its sound mixing with applause and cheers in the port in a dramatic climax to the massive salvage operation. Local residents and survivors spoke of an eerie feeling as the ship rose, saying the sight reminded them of the tragedy that claimed 32 lives. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 12:48 PM

ROME (AP) — Divers searching the submerged wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship have found the remains of one of the two people still missing from the 2012 disaster.

The Italian commissioner in charge of the Concordia cleanup said the remains are believed to be those of Russel Rebello, an Indian waiter. They were found Tuesday on the third deck.

Thirty-two people died when the Concordia slammed into a reef off the Tuscan island of Giglio and capsized on Jan. 13, 2012. The bodies of Rebello and an Italian woman, Maria Grazia Trecarichi, were not recovered.

Divers have been able to access areas of the ship that were previously off-limits following the massive operation to right it last month. Officials have said the priority was to locate the remaining two bodies.

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