Divers locate, recover fifth remains

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
Oct. 19, 2001

Navy divers located and recovered a fifth set of remains in Ehime Maru today. The remains will be brought up to the surface and transferred to the City and County of Honolulu Medical Examiner this evening for identification. Once identified, the family will be contacted prior to public release.

To date, five sets of remains have been located, of which four have been identified. One set has been recovered, but not identified.

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Revised 10/19/01 at 2:50 p.m. (HST)