One stowaway dead, two captured in Charleston port incident (updated)

Image by Flickr user The MSC Colombia, a ship similar in size to the MSC Debra.

Update June 18:

The two surviving container ship stowaways Eddy Martinez Reyees and Jose Miquel Crisostomo-Perez, appeared in court this morning to face formal charges.

Reyees is charged with reentry of an alien subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony. Crisostomo-Perez is charged with improper entry of an alien.

The State has more on the sentencing.

First reporting:

Officials are saying that three men from the Dominican Republic stowed away aboard a container on the MSC Debra, only thanks to little supplies and high temperatures one person died on the multi-day trip. 

NBC News 2's video report is your best bet for the story.

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