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Rowing Atlantic: The body of a French adventurer has not been found

Rowing Atlantic: The body of a French adventurer has not been found

The Portuguese navy announced Sunday that Jean-Jacques Savin, 75, a French man trying to sail across the Atlantic, was still missing from the Azores, although his entourage indicated he was “dead” inside his body the day before. His boat.

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“The search ended yesterday (Saturday) with no chance of finding the victim,” the Portuguese navy said in a statement.

When asked by AFP, a Navy spokesman explained that rescuers during the rescue operation had “strong reasons to believe it may have been inside the body.”

“There are confusions that we are currently trying to clear. We do not know anymore. We are waiting for information from the Portuguese authorities, ”the group of adventurers told AFP in France.

According to a Portuguese naval press release, the first merchant navy ship to arrive at the warning departure point was reported to have seen the boat and navigator on the morning of Friday, January 21, but when they arrived at the boat, he indicated that the man was no longer there.

The Saptugenarian’s boat is found upside down by a photo released by the Portuguese navy, where we see the boat’s hull floating on the surface and hovering over one of its corvettes.

“One of the merchant ships collected a waterproof bag containing navigator identification documents,” she said in a statement.

The navigator, who introduced himself across the Atlantic in barrels in 2019 through winds and currents, has been worrying his relatives since Friday morning.

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“Unfortunately, from 12:34 am yesterday (Friday), we had no contact or presentation from his side,” his team members told AFP on Saturday morning. According to them, he triggered his two distress beacons, “indicating that he was in a lot of trouble”.

During the last contacts, Jean-Jacques Savin was north of Madeira offshore and sailed to the island of Ponta Delgada in the Azores archipelago for repairs.

Because shortly after leaving Zagres (southern Portugal) on January 1, this great player, a “hearty adventurer”, was quickly diverted due to bad winds. His starting route was extended to 900 km and later he had to deal with serious power and communication problems.