Rescue operations: Salvage and rescue operations on the Costa Concordia
have been faced with a new obstacle after snow fell on the west coast of
Italy at Giglio island Credit: Reuters
Among family members at the scene of the tragedy was Susy Albertini, the mother of 5-year-old Dayana Arlotti, who was traveling with her father William, who is also missing. Kevin Rebello, the brother of a missing waiter from India, also attended, as did the families of missing French and German passengers.
One month later, they have not given up hope. "I haven't lost hope yet, anything can still happen, a miracle. He may be injured, he may have lost consciousness, anything may have happened. I still have hope, I always have hope, hope is the last thing to die," Rebello said. "I hope I will find him as soon as possible, to bring him home."
In the days and months ahead, we will learn more about this event and the heroism that was exhibited by the various emergency responders. In all of our lives there are historic events that stand out and are remembered. Ask an American, who was alive at the time, where they were when President Kennedy was shot or where they were on 9/11, and they can tell you. This too will be remembered.