School VP Rescued From Ferry Found Hanged
He apparently killed himself, was found hanging from tree
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2014 6:06 AM CDT
Buddhist monks pray for victims who were killed in the roof collapse of a resort building, at a group memorial altar at a gymnasium in Gyeogju, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.   (AP Photo/Yonhap)

(Newser) – A high school vice principal who was aboard the doomed South Korean ferry with more than 300 students from his school was one of the first to be rescued—but today he was found dead. Kang Min Kyu, 52, apparently hanged himself from a tree, using a belt, CNN reports. He was found near a gymnasium where relatives of passengers who are still missing are waiting for news. Nearly 260 students and teachers from Kang's school are still missing, and 14 are confirmed dead, the Los Angeles Times reports. Meanwhile, investigators say the ferry's captain wasn't at the helm when the ship ran into trouble.

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Apr 18, 2014 9:30 AM CDT
Asian cultures take shame really hard . . . compared to most Americans who would point the finger at someone else.
Apr 18, 2014 7:57 AM CDT
He was being cyborgbullied
Apr 18, 2014 7:30 AM CDT
He knew........... He knew he could have stayed a little longer and saved maybe another 6 or 7 kids who to busy texting and taking selfies of their situation to save them selves. Sad but it's well documented.............