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Medical Examiner tentatively identifies man found in Keehi Lagoon

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:03 a.m. HST, May 04, 2013

The Honolulu Medical Examiner has tentatively identified a man whose body  whose body was found floating in Keehi Lagoon Thursday.

An autopsy was to be performed to determine the cause of death.

The tentative identification follows the release of photos of two tattoos on the victim’s body and other information, But the Medical Examiner’s office is waiting for more information from relatives before releasing the man’s name.

Honolulu police classified the incident as an unattended death pending the results of the autopsy.

Initial examination indicates there is no evidence of foul play.

The body was spotted on the reef on the Ewa side of Kalihi Channel off Sand Island by a kayaker Thursday morning.

Firefighters retrieved the body and turned it over to police and to the Medical Examiner at the Keehi Lagoon boat ramp at the Marine Education Center.

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