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Virginia Beach couple among Italian shipwreck survivors

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Italian rescue crews are still looking for passengers after a cruise ship wrecked over the weekend.

A Virginia Beach couple is among the survivors.

The couple is currently back in the U.S. They were among the 4,200 people on board when the lights went out and the boat started sinking, giving many people thoughts of the Titanic.

Search crews recently found a passenger's body in the wreckage of the cruise ship.

That raises the number of confirmed dead to six. 16 people are still unaccounted for.

Thousands of others have been rescued, including the Virginia Beach couple.

Rick Langlands and his girlfriend Karen Kennedy were on the eight day cruise.

Their vacation was cut short when the ship rain aground.

The couple will soon make their way back home to Virginia Beach.

The investigation is now focused on the ship's captain. 

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