Divers Rescue Teddy Bear From Costa Concordia

After little boy's father asks Giglio residents for help
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2012 8:34 AM CST
Divers Rescue Teddy Bear From Costa Concordia
In this frame grab taken from a video made available by Italian Firefighters, Jan. 30, 2012, a scuba diver inspects the cruise ship Costa Concordia grounded off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy   (AP Photo/Italian Firefighters)

At this point, dives into the Costa Concordia wreck usually involve recovering bodies, but divers recently got a break from that grim task for a more bittersweet rescue operation: recovering a little boy's teddy bear. The mayor of Giglio asked the divers to find the bear after seeing a letter the child's father sent to the island's residents with the request; the father said the boy had been unable to sleep without it. And find it they did, hidden amidst debris inside one of the ship's cabins, the Telegraph reports. The toy companion was returned to the boy bedraggled but otherwise unharmed. (More Costa Concordia stories.)

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