French adventurer dies rowing solo across Atlantic Ocean

The body of a 75-year-old Frenchman who was attempting to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean has been found at sea.

Jean-Jacques Savin was “found lifeless inside the cabin” off the coast of Azores, an archipelago belonging to Portugal, said a statement posted to Mr Savin’s Facebook page by his support team.

“It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of our friend Jean-Jacques,” it read.

Portuguese maritime authorities had earlier located his vessel and a diver found Mr Savin’s body.

“Unfortunately, this time the ocean was stronger than our friend, who loved sailing and the sea so much,” the statement said.

For the full story, see: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-23/75-year-old-french-adventurer-jean-jacques-savin-found-dead/100776406

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