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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Remains are those of missing Kaua'i youth

Advertiser Staff

LIHU'E, Kaua'i A Mainland laboratory has confirmed that human remains found May 7 on an eastern Kaua'i beach are those of a Kapa'a High School student who disappeared while swimming nearby on May 6.

John Dacuycuy was swimming with friends when a current and surf dragged him away. Rescue divers searched the area around Kawailoa for days, and searchers discovered possible human remains along the shore the day after his disappearance.

"The remains were determined to be those of 17-year-old John Dacuycuy," the Police Department reported yesterday.

Friends on May 6 told police that they noticed that Dacuycuy had stopped moving, but when they tried to bring him to shore, he was pulled into the waves and wrenched from their grasp.

The area is a calm-looking spot surrounded by surf. Water pushed over the reefs by wind-driven waves jets back out to sea.