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Old 01-03-2016, 18:31   #136
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Re: Mummy-looking dead man found in yacht off Philippines

Amazing that he was last heard from 6 years ago. A long time for an unattended boat to be bouncing around in the Pacific. From the loss of the mast, would seem the boat survived some extreme weather after his death.
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Re: Mummy-looking dead man found in yacht off Philippines

Again, apologies for 7-plication of the topic but nevertheless, after reading the news articles and the photos I am still a bit skeptical as to how the body can a) remain in the position as photographed and b) become in the 'mummified' state by itself and not decomposing given that it was exposed to salty water and air.

Unless this is a common natural process for which I was not aware
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Look at the other topics (and kindly hit the little triangle below your avatar so the mods can do their Merge Magic thing ), they have links to articles explaining that.
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Amazing that he was last heard from 6 years ago. A long time for an unattended boat to be bouncing around in the Pacific. From the loss of the mast, would seem the boat survived some extreme weather after his death.
From what I read, he was last heard of about twelve months ago, and I would say the boat looks like it rolled 360 degrees, was dismasted and crap thrown everywhere, the gent survived said incident only to die sitting at the nav soon afterwards.
We all will pass at some stage and I am with those that would rather do so while doing something I enjoyed!
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Agree, Bob.... better to check out of life doing something that you love rather than laying in some hospital or nursing home being fed through a tube and turned every 4 hours. Dead is dead -no matter how you slice it!

Ya gotta die of somethin' may's well be doin' somethin' you like.
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I do not think the boat has rolled 360, because of the groceries in the sink, and the fact he is sitting at the chart table.
I heard of this missing German sailor a year ago while delivering a boat from Malesia to the Philippines . We got hit by the Super Typhoone Hagupit out side Manilla. We were knocked down, with only half the head sail out, on December 8, 2014, in 85 knot wind. If he was on the East side of Mindanao he may well have been dismantled in that blow.
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Re: Mummy-looking dead man found in yacht off Philippines

Pretty stupid by the authorities and the media to release the picture online. As if the guy did not have family and friends who may get disturbed watching the images.

The story is interesting but the way it is served is disgusting.

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Can't hide from the paparazzi!
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Seems I read online this morning they now think he was only dead a week.
Also the autopsy revealed heart attack.
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Seems I read online this morning they now think he was only dead a week.
Also the autopsy revealed heart attack.
Dead for a week in that position? I can understand if it is at person's home but on the rolling seas, something is missing here.
I still don't undetstand the 'mummy' look but maybe I don't know enough
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Just heard on the radio, an expert on mummification saying that at sea were there are no bugs or bacteria that would speed up de-comopstification prosess, so mummification was possible, over several weeks/months. The condition of boat inside and out testify of several months without maintenance.
A forensic examination of logs and other ships papers, customs and such would perhaps tell the rest of te story. Also the ships food stores hav a story to tell.
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Dead for a week in that position? I can understand if it is at person's home but on the rolling seas, something is missing here.
I still don't undetstand the 'mummy' look but maybe I don't know enough
Not where i read it but...

MUMMIFIED in a WEEK: Bizarre autopsy finding over how German sailor was petrified on boat | Weird | News | Daily Express
Mummified sailor was only dead for a week | New York Post
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Re: Mummy-looking dead man found in yacht off Philippines

Cringeworthy headline: "Bizarre autopsy finding over how German sailor was petrified on boat"

The autopsy findings weren't bizarre at all and they certainly didn't show he was petrified.
Are those people getting paid to write these headlines? Damn.

In general: I wonder how accurate all the reports are ... One has the daughters pics, name and says she's flying out, another say they're still trying to find next of kin ... All in all, I think there is a lot of writing happening based on very few facts.
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Video shows yacht team finding Manfred Fritz Bajorat's boat off the Philippines | Daily Mail Online
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