Kwon Jae-geun


 

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: stair cleaning staff member at the Seoul Loft Apartments (SLA) who along with his 6-year-old son Kwon Hyuk-kyu were among one of 10 remaining passengers reported missing and presumed in the sinking of the ill-fated MV Sewol Ferry when the five-story ship carrying 476 people on board (mostly high school students from Danwon High School traveling to Jeju Island on a four-day field trip) had reportedly capsized in the murky waters of the Yellow Sea off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula resulting with at least 294 people dead and many others unaccounted for from the sunken vessel as Navy divers were trying to rescue hundreds of passengers during one of the country's biggest peacetime disasters in 20 years, in which the cause of the sinking is not known but the ferry's captain identified as 69-year-old Lee Joon-seok was arrested along with one of Sewol's three helmsmen and a 25-year-old third mate on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned during a shipwreck

 

Born: 1963

 

Died: April 16, 2014

 

Location: Jindo, South Korea