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Search for body to follow Costa Concordia removal

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(AP Photo/Luigi Navarra). FILE -- In this file photo taken on Jan. 23, 2014, the Costa Concordia cruise liner lies in the waters of the Giglio Island, Italy. (AP Photo/Luigi Navarra). FILE -- In this file photo taken on Jan. 23, 2014, the Costa Concordia cruise liner lies in the waters of the Giglio Island, Italy.
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is seen from a ferry boat approaching Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is seen from a ferry boat approaching Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy.
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GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) - An Italian official has promised that a search will be conducted for the only unrecovered body of the 32 Costa Concordia shipwreck victims as soon as the wrecked cruise liner is towed away from the island where it struck a reef in 2012.

Franco Gabrielli, who heads the Civil Protection Department overseeing the wreck's removal, also told reporters on Giglio Island Sunday that while weather conditions aren't optimal, they are good enough to permit the start of operations to refloat and tow the Concordia to Genoa on the mainland for scrapping.

Gabrielli said it was a "great sorrow" the body of an Indian waiter was never found.

Delicate removal operations will start early Monday and last several days. A daring engineering operation set the capsized Concordia upright last year.

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