SUIZHONG - Rescuers using two helicopters and 15 vessels searched Saturday for 11 people missing after a boat sank off the coast of Suizhong County, in northeast China's Liaoning Province.
The marine search and rescue center in Huludao City, which administers Suizhong, told Xinhua that divers have searched the capsized boat, whose bottom is three to four meters under the water, several times but found nobody.
Rescuers said that the missing people could still be inside the boat and already dead.
The boat was a sand carrier, coded Haida No. 8 and from central China's Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. It capsized on Thursday night.
There were 11 men and one woman aboard the boat. One body was found Friday.