[Guam News] VIDEO: Medical Examiner Says Shark Attacked Korean Tourist Who Then Died From Drowning

Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 18:47

Written by Kevin KerriganMonday, 15 April 2013 09:09

Resource:Guam News – Guam News


Guam – Medical Examiner Dr. Aurileo Espinola says that a shark attacked a Korean tourist whose remains were found Sunday morning off Asan Beach.

Dr. Espinola says that the man “was bitten by a shark and then drowned.”

He said the man’s upper left arm and both legs were missing. Part of his intestines were also missing. Because there was evidence of bleeding, Dr. Espinola concludes that the man was alive when he was attacked by a shark.

However he also concluded that the cause of death was drowning.

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Guam Police Spokesman A.J. Balajadia confirms that the man has been identified as 40 year old Nae Deok Kim of Korea and he is the person reported missing by the PIC.

Kim was last seen Saturday morning. The PIC distributed leaflets with the man’s picture to fellow tourists on the beach in Tumon.

The Pacific Island’s Club Executive Director Ben Ferguson told PNC News  “We are aware of the body found Sunday morning … GPD has contacted us.”

Two fishermen found the body Sunday morning off Asan Beach about 7:30am. The remains were floating in the water about 20 feet off-shore.


Dr. Espinola said he believes the man died sometime Saturday afternoon. He also said he could not perform a toxicology report because of the absence of urine in the remains.

It is not known where or when the man entered the water nor is it known where the shark attack occurred.



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