Braintree Family Escapes Italy Cruise Ship Disaster
BOSTON (CBS) – Three people from Braintree were among those on board a packed cruise ship that ran aground off Italy Friday night.
Eighteen-year-old Amanda Warrick, 20-year-old Adrian Warrick and 22-year-old Brandon Warrick were among 126 Americans reported to be on board. All three of Warricks managed to evacuate safely after the rocky ocean floor tore a 160-foot gash in the hull of the Costa Concordia just off the island of Giglio.
At least three people were killed and divers were searching submerged rooms aboard the listing ship as dozens or people remained unaccounted for.
WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports
The ship was carrying more than 4,000 people when it ran aground.
The captain is reportedly facing manslaughter charges and charges related to abandoning ship.
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