Police: 2 bodies found off Kauai are those of missing fishermen

Police: 2 bodies found off Kauai are those of missing fishermen

HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities have identified two bodies recovered Friday in waters off Kauai as those of two fishermen who went missing after leaving out of Haleiwa on July 3.

A third fisherman has not been found.

Kauai police say the two bodies recovered were identified as those of Derek Tomas and Jenson Loo, both 30.

The third missing fisherman has been identified by family as Klint Oshima, 36.

The Kauai Fire Department called off its search for Oshima on Sunday. Local authorities and the Coast Guard searched thousands of miles of ocean for the three friends.

Matt Oshima, Klint's younger brother, has thanked the community for its support in the wake of the tragedy. "The support everyone has given us, it's unreal and surreal," he said.

Meanwhile, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has confirmed the fishermen's boat has washed ashore on a remote Kauai beach.

The overturned boat had previously been spotted in the ocean.

The DLNR said the boat had recently been sold to one of the fishermen, but no transfer paperwork was filed with the state. The last registered owner of the vessel is responsible for its removal, and has told the state he plans to remove it himself sometime Tuesday or Wednesday.

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