Five Indonesian and one South Korean fishermen are dead of hypothermia after they jumped into the freezing waters to escape from their burning boat.
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AAP
24 Mar 2014 - 3:52 PM  UPDATED 24 Mar 2014 - 4:10 PM

Six people have died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off a South Korean island, the coastguard says.

The boat's captain remains missing.

Five Indonesian crew members and one South Korean were pronounced dead of hypothermia after they jumped into the freezing waters to escape from the burning 38-tonne vessel off the southern resort island of Jeju on Monday, a local coastguard spokesman told AFP.

Two other crew members were rescued, while emergency workers were still hunting for the boat's South Korean captain, the spokesman said.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire, he added.