Two bodies that were found Saturday near a crashed helicopter in the East Sea are now being moved to a hospital for identification.
Rescue authorities said two of the three bodies recovered are being transported to a hospital in Daegu, accompanied by their family members.
The trio were believed to be among the seven missing who were on a helicopter that crashed Thursday, near the Dokdo Islets, shortly after take-off.
Some 50 divers have begun operations to recover the bodies and search the waters.
A total of 18 ships, including five Navy and five Coast Guard vessels, were dispatched to the area.
Authorities are now planning more specific measures, to search for others who remain missing and to raise the chopper to the surface.