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Three salvage cranes have also arrived at the scene, to raise the ship or move it to another area with weaker currents.Our correspondent at the scene described "an absolutely desperate development for the families" as three more bodies were brought in from the rescue site on Friday.

What kind of development we call "desperate development"? Where is a rescue site? On the shore or in the sea? What happens at a such site?

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Here are the highlighted parts paraphrased.

desperate development - there is a development but for the parents, it is very bad development, reducing their hopes further (about anyone alive there).

And,

rescue site - the place (site) where the rescue operation is going on.

After OP's edit: A rescue site could be on shore, at sea, or a combination of both. It could also be in the middle of a field, or just outside of a mine. Wherever the rescue workers are working, that pretty much defines the area of the rescue site (Thanks, J.R.)

It's about the Korea ferry tragedy, isn't it?

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    Since the O.P. asked, I'll add a note of clarification: A rescue site could be on shore, at sea, or a combination of both. It could also be in the middle of a field, or just outside of a mine. Wherever the rescue workers are working, that pretty much defines the area of the rescue site. – J.R. Apr 18 '14 at 11:59
  • @J.R. Oh, thank you, sir. I din' notice the edit. No notification for editing the question pops up! :( – Maulik V Apr 18 '14 at 12:02

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