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06/28/2008 Nathan Labarios ( Hawaii ) ***Fatal***

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:51 pm
by sharkbait
Shark-bitten body found in ocean
Star-Bulletin Staff

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.

Re: 06/28/2008 Nathan Labarios ( Hawaii ) ***Fatal***

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:52 pm
by sharkbait
Human remains found in offshore near Big Island's Kamilo Point in Kau

Big Island police have initiated a coroner's inquest case in connection with a Kona man who disappeared Saturday while picking opihi at Kamilo Point in Ka'u.

Divers yesterday recovered shorts, an opihi bag and human remains with what appeared to be shark bite marks, police said.

Fire Capt. Greg Kane said yesterday that divers were dropped into the area's waters by helicopter. Kane said the shoreline consists of cliff faces 30 to 40 feet high with open ocean waves that constantly crash on its shores.

Police have not positively linked the human remains to the missing man. An autopsy is scheduled.

Nathan Labarios, 58, of Kainaliu was reported missing at 4:45 p.m. Saturday by friends he was camping with at Kamilo Point, about five miles from South

Point, police said. They reported they had last seen him around 11 a.m. before he left to pick opihi alone. ... LNEWSFRONT