Shark-bitten body found in ocean
HILO >> Human remains with what appeared to be shark bite marks were found in the area where an opihi picker was reported missing Saturday, according to Big Island police.
Police identified the missing man as Nathan Labarios, 58, of Kainaliu, North Kona. He had been camping with friends along the Kau coastline about five miles north of South Point, an area with 40-foot-high sea cliffs and accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles.
A Fire Department statement said rescue divers taken by county helicopter to the site yesterday found shredded shorts and an opihi bag in the sea.
A second dive "found more definitive evidence of party's fate," the Fire Department statement said without explanation.
Police said "human remains" were found.
Family members approved ending the search following the second dive, the Fire Department said. An autopsy is planned to identify the remains and try to determine cause of death.