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INDEX – OUTSIDE – Whoever wanted to laugh at old age, the 75-year-old adventurer died

INDEX - OUTSIDE - Whoever wanted to laugh at old age, the 75-year-old adventurer died

A 75-year-old French man who wanted to travel across the Atlantic Ocean was found dead in a rowing boat. Jean-Jacques Savin’s body was found in the cabin of the capsized ship off the coast of the Azores on Friday.

By the way, the former paratrooper took off to the Caribbean in a boat that was only 1.7 meters wide “Laugh in old age.” He began his voyage on January 1, in Portugal, but all communication with him was terminated a few days before after he also activated two alarms on his ship.

It would have been man’s latest adventure after crossing the ocean in 127 days in 2019 in a specially designed ‘barrel’. His teammates were very worried for several days as they had not received any signs of life from the man in a while.

He hasn’t heard from him since Friday night when he anxiously told the team about it He faced many difficulties. “The last time he logged in from the Portuguese islands of Madeira was to the Azores.

Safin reported shortly after departure that he had been forced to extend his trip by 900 km due to high winds, but at the time he felt “certainly not in danger”.

I’m going on vacation to the high seas

Said the man at the beginning of the adventure.


(Cover Photo: Jean-Jacques Savin, March 28, 2021. Photo: Philip Lopez/AFP)

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