Hero Teen Who Gave Life Jacket to Friend Is Laid to Rest by Family

Jung Cha Woong gave his life vest to a friend before jumping from the doomed ferry in South Korea.
3:53 | 04/22/14

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Everyone remembers tone tone as a kind caring and giving young man. He's one of the first victims of the sunken ferry disaster. And hero. I met his mother seven days ago in an emergency room -- -- delighted. She had fainted in just regains consciousness. I can't believe it she says over and over again her son was just -- dead. That morning minutes before jumping into the cold waters. Her seventeen year old son had given his terrified classmate his life jacket presumably thinking he would make it without one. His friend survived five days later I stopped by child was -- that happen Einstein his hometown. He's Big Brother is hosting relatives and friends who come to pay respect. The last I signed with the night before -- left for the field trip. He wanted me to find in fried chicken and I didn't know -- I regret that so much success. The word three -- hovers over this nation. Lack of safety measures incompetent rescue plans and the apparent selfishness -- the captain and crew had taken hundreds of lives. Day seven it's time for talented bid is final farewell friends and relatives escort his coffin to places where this hero. -- every -- life. His apartment house. -- film was also passionate in Japanese fencing. Coming here every day after school. The master touted for the past nine years. Clean bowl its ice remembered be a strong men and there like they always have the eyes and -- goal and finally tunnel and high school. This -- that's where it's not used to study. And their lives. On the dad and me that it lives. For the found that. We hear most of his classmates in this classroom. -- did not survive. -- decided this desk -- creek is too painful -- mother wanting to feel his presence hockey touching where her son once facts. Then she. -- This entire floor. -- some more floors in this school. Are now empty without these students. For the last time -- wants to field. Taking memories of his school. Forty minutes later we arrived at the creek nation -- Still father had buried on the profit. -- to the last moments. How nice boost to Mickey. Time to think -- plan. -- -- cremation process everyone balance plans to honor the dead. Every year on this day. Town's spirit would now be served this table of food and wine and the final -- from his mother. -- come to uses. At least you won't be the only thing. And your friends. -- tell ABC news -- South Korea.

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