The Kauai Police Department identified the two bodies recovered off Kauai last week as fishermen Derek Keone Tomas, 30, of Pearl City and Jenson Toshio Wah Bunn Loo, 30, of Mililani.
The body of Clint Oshima, 36, of Honolulu was not recovered.
Meanwhile, their overturned boat washed up on a remote beach on Kauai’s north shore, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a news release.
The three friends left Haleiwa Boat Harbor on the morning of July 3 on a 20-foot vessel Iwa. They were reported missing that night after they didn’t return as scheduled.
On July 4, the Coast Guard spotted the overturned Iwa about 25 miles from Haleiwa harbor. The Coast Guard began searching for the three fishermen, scouring more than 27,600 square miles before they suspending the search Thursday night.
On Friday, the Kauai Fire Department recovered a body located by a fisherman, two to three miles off Anahola. The Fire Department helicopter also had spotted an overturned vessel in the area, and a second body was recovered off Wailua.
The Kauai Fire Department helicopter searched again Saturday for Oshima. The search was suspended that evening with no signs of him.
The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that accidental drowning was the cause of death.
The Kauai Fire Department spotted the boat near Rock Quarry beach in Kilauea on Friday and the DNLR said the boat’s registration confirmed it was the Iwa.
The boat had been sold to the men, but the paperwork had not been filed.
The last registered owner of the boat told the DNLR’s boating division that he would go out this weekend with friends and family and tow it to the Hanalei River, where it can be put on a trailer.