Two bodies were pulled from the ocean around the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that was just turned upright this month. The bodies were found in the sea by divers after the boat was pulled upright in the water after a grueling 19-hour operation, according to ABC News on Sept. 27.
It is believed that the two bodies are those of the last two remaining missing persons from the Costa Concordia accident back in January of 2012, which killed 32 people, including these last two bodies now recovered.
The bodies are believed to be those of an Italian waiter who worked on the ship and who was last seen giving his life jacket to a passenger who did not have one. Also a woman who was on the cruise celebrating her 50th birthday, according to Fox News live on Friday.
The identities will not be known for sure until DNA testing is confirmed. Recovering the two bodies submerged under the weight of a cruise ship after 20 months is almost a miracle, said Franco Gabrielli, the head of the civil protection agency.
The Costa Concordia was turned upright in the water last week after a complicated and tasking 19 hours. It will remain in place while workers sure it up before making the trip by tow to a shipyard to be broken down into scrap.