PHOTO: Costa Concordia Hero Manrico Giampedroni
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PHOTO: Costa Concordia Hero Manrico Giampedroni

Grosseto : Italy | Jan 16, 2012 at 7:10 AM PST
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Rescuers said they plucked 100 people from the sea in the night between Friday and Saturday

Every tragedy has its hero,since yesterday morning newspapers, news agencies have known the story of Manrico Giampedroni The chief purser of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, ,57, who saved the lives of many people. with a great sense of responsibility, he jeopardized his life, in the successful attempt to save as many people as possible,a team of rescuers, rescued him with a recovery operation placed on a stretcher and loaded onto a helicopter after breaking leg and getting trapped,he is the third person that rescued, after the South Korean pair in the night between Saturday and Sunday.

He was trapped on board the wrecked ship 'Costa Concordia'for 36 hours, "It was 36 hours nightmare, but I never lost hope of being saved." he told La Repubblica the Italian newspaper, In particular, he spent the 36 hours helping people to get in the lifeboats.

he has fallen when he ran between the cabin and the bridge to search for trapped passengers,due to a slip he broke his leg .

Giampedroni work with the Coast since he was 18 years. he was machinist, then became "hotel director" with the title of Chief Commissioner..

Meanwhile,The divers of the Fire Department, continued the search throughout the night, another dead body found this morning inside the cruise ship Costa Concordia sank Friday night in front of the island of Giglio.

According to the president of the province of Grosseto and the coast, 16 missing people: 10 passengers and 6 crew members. Among them should be Arlotti William and his 5 year old daughter, started from Rimini, two pairs of French, two Americans, a Peruvian. And two Sicilian women, and Luisa Maria Grazia Trecanico Virzi, which would be counted among those rescued after the sinking, but there is no trace of them.

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