Jeju Island Coast Guard Confirms Death of Missing Fisherman after Boat Capsizing”Exhuma” Surpasses 5 Million Admissions in Ten Days

JEJU, South Korea — The Jeju Coast Guard announced the discovery of a deceased crew member from the fishing vessel that overturned off the southern island of Jeju.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the body was located by another fishing boat participating in the search efforts around 12:30 p.m., approximately 22 kilometers from where the accident occurred. The deceased, a fisherman in his 50s, was one of two individuals missing following the incident early Friday near Seogwipo city. Initially, ten crew members were aboard, including five South Koreans and five Vietnamese; eight were rescued, though one South Korean later died. The search continues for the remaining missing individual, the boat's captain. Complicating the rescue operations are the adverse weather conditions, with strong winds and high waves. The Coast Guard reported that one of its officials was seriously injured during the search and has been hospitalized.

SEOUL — "Exhuma," directed by Jang Jae-hyun, has become a significant success in South Korea, reaching over 5 million viewers in just ten days following its release. The supernatural thriller has outperformed other films released this year, setting a new benchmark for box office success. The film, featuring notable actors Choi Min-sik and Kim Go-eun, delves into the lives of two shamans, a feng shui expert, and a mortician as they collaborate to unravel a series of mysterious occurrences affecting a rich family in the United States. The investigation leads them to a remote Korean village to exhume the grave of the family's ancestor.

According to Yonhap News Agency, "Exhuma" exceeded 3 million cumulative viewers within its first week, showcasing the movie's immense popularity and the public's interest in the occult genre. The film has rapidly become the most-watched movie of the year in South Korea.

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