| Ghost Yacht Mummy |
|Name(s)||Manfred Fritz Bajorat|
February 25th 2016
A German adventurer was found by Philippine fishermen on February 26th 2016, mummified in his own boat. The body was identified as Manfred Fritz Bajorat who was listed as a missing person in 2009.
The boat was spotted on January 31st 2016 by a crew member of a yacht race and reported to the US coast guard due to the mast of the boat being broken.
It was determined that the ocean winds, hot temperatures, and salty air preserved the body.
Autopsy results show that the 59 year old suffered from a heart attack near the radio telephone.
The purpose of the sailing trip was initially a tribute to his late wife Claudia Bajorat who passed in 2008 from cancer.
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Hall, Allen. Could mummified German sailor have been found ALIVE? Yacht team say they reported seeing the vessel floating without a mast four weeks before his remains were discovered. Daily Mail UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3480220/Could-mummified-German-sailor-ALIVE-Yacht-team-say-reported-seeing-vessel-floating-without-mast-four-weeks-remains-discovered.html#ixzz44zkGDs6d