Day 40: Bad weather hampers search for missing bodies, police make arrestUpdated: 2014-05-25 PM 2:38:02 (KST)
Off of Korea's southwestern island of Jindo
Efforts to find the bodies of those still missing from the sunken Sewol-ho ferry have been halted for now and could be stalled until Monday.
Bad weather conditions, including fast tidal currents and foggy conditions, have prevented divers from searching for the last 16 bodies still under water.
No bodies have been recovered since Wednesday.
The death toll stands at 288.
Divers have been focusing their search efforts on the third and fourth decks of the ship, but are struggling because parts of the ship are now falling apart.
Meanwhile in the investigation to the ferry disaster
prosecutors say they have arrested one person who is suspected of helping Yoo Byung-eun, the ferry's de facto owner, flee from authorities.
Prosecutors say the person is a devotee of the religious cult led by Yoo.
The arrest comes after investigators confiscated footage from surveillance cameras on the religious compound of the cult's headquarters.
Yoo and his eldest son, Yoo Dae-gyun, have been on the run since failing to show up for questioning.
Authorities say, however, that they have been receiving tips on their whereabouts since they were put on the nation's most wanted list over the last two weeks.
Officials have offered cash rewards of up to 50-thousand U.S. dollars for anyone with information on the Yoos.
Connie Lee, Arirang News.
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Murder will out.
40 Sad days.