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Mummified sailor found on abandoned yacht

Mummified sailor found on abandoned yacht

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The mummified body of a German adventurer has been discovered inside an abandoned yacht.

The grisly discovery came after two fishermen off the coast of the Philippines alerted authorities to a drifting vessel.

The body, found slumped near the boat’s radio telephone, has been identified as 59-year-old Manfred Fritz Bajorat.–– 12799427_990628917686966_6149891330284878855_n

 It was unclear how long Bajorat had been missing.  In 2009, Bajorat is said to have met another sailor, identified only as Dieter, who told BILD that Bajorat was an “experienced sailor.” “I don’t believe he would have sailed into a storm,” he said. “I believe the mast broke after Manfred was already dead.”
Forensic examiners concluded that Bajorat died more than four days before the yacht was found on Thursday by fishermen in the Philippine Sea about 60 miles from Barabo.

Items inside the yacht were scattered, according to Navales, who said the man’s wallet was not found but that the yacht’s radio, GPS and other valuable items were still there.  Local police spokeswoman Goldie Lou Siega in the Philippines said: “We have no evidence of a second person aboard and no weapon was found on the yacht.”

Officials said dry ocean winds and the salty air helped to preserve his body.


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