Divers locate fourth remains, recover third

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
Oct. 18, 2001

Navy divers located a fourth set of remains in Ehime Maru today. Divers are hoping to recover this set tonight. Once recovered, the remains will be sent to the City and County of Honolulu Medical Examiner for identification.

The divers recovered the third set of remains earlier and the remains are in the process of being transferred to the Medical Examiner for identification. Once identified, the family will be contacted prior to public release.

To date, four sets of remains have been located, of which two have been recovered and identified. One set has been recovered, but not identified. The fourth has been located, but not yet recovered.
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Revised 10/18/01 at 6:03 p.m. (HST)