Indonesian ferry sinks; 29 dead, some 240 rescued

A sinking ferry survivor is seen floating on the sea before being rescued off Karimun island, Indonesia on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009. Rescuers saved more than 240 people aboard an Indonesian passenger ferry that sank Sunday in rough waters off Sumatra island, officials said. Search operations were called off after nightfall for the unknown number of passengers still missing. (AP Photo)

November 22, 2009 3:22:12 PM PST
Rescuers saved more than 240 people aboard a crowded Indonesian passenger ferry that sank Sunday in rough waters off Sumatra island, but 29 people have died and at least 17 others were missing, officials said.

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