Earlier today, divers discovered human remains near the site where the Costa Concordia sunk over a year ago.
The remains were discovered on the seabed of the coast, near the Costa Concordia’s center hull area. At this time, the remains have not been identified, but Italian investigators are attempting to link DNA to the remains. The search for two remaining passengers, passenger Maria Grazia Tricarichi and crewmember Russel Rebello, was resumed soon after the Concordia was raised a week ago.
According to Cruise Critic, Italy’s civil protection commissioner Franco Gabrielli commented on the discovery, saying “During a search in the water near the central part of the ship, coast guard and police divers found remains which still have to be identified with DNA.”
Families have been notified of the discovery.