BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on rescue efforts following the capsizing of a boat in Budapest (all times local):
Hungary's interior ministry says experts believe a "unique" method is needed to salvage the sunken tour boat from the Danube River, or rescue any bodies trapped inside.
The ministry said Friday that the adverse conditions, including zero visibility underwater and the fast-flowing river's rising water level, don't allow for the use of any traditional methods.
Divers have been unable to even approach the wreckage of the 27-meter-long (88.5-foot-long) Hableany (Mermaid), which sits in over 6 meters (20 feet) of water, near Hungary's neo-Gothic Parliament building.
The ministry said 60 engineers, bridge builders and others are experimenting with theoretical models and test dives to find a solution.
Of the 35 people on board, mostly South Korean tourists, 21 are still missing after Wednesday's collision with a cruise ship.Read more on NewsOK.com