Body of missing opihi picker found off Molokai identified

MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A body recovered Sunday morning off Molokai waters has been identified.

Police have identified the man as 43-year-old Ruben J. Villa of Maui.

Authorities say Villa was picking opihi with a friend Saturday at Anahaki Beach on the north side of Molokai, when a wave swept them out to sea.

One of them made it back to the beach, but the Villa did not.

Crews later found Villa's body about a quarter mile off shore.

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