"Based on all of the information we have gathered and the search team's extraordinary efforts, we still have not heard any word of Fernando. Therefore, it is with great sadness, we are forced to presume Fernando died in the tsunami. We believe everything that could be done has been. This is a difficult thing to say, comprehend and accept. We are sure there will always be a bit of hope in our hearts...He will be greatly missed..."
This show aired on January 17, 2005. Read Nate's statement from January 20, 2005.