French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin has disappeared and is presumed dead, three weeks after he launched an attempt to row across the Atlantic.
In the early hours of Friday morning, Savin activated two distress beacons at a position near the Azores. Portuguese SAR authorities organized a response, enlisting the help of eleven good samaritan merchant vessels and a Portuguese Navy warship. Savin’s rowboat was discovered, its hull upturned, and one of the merchant vessels recovered a go-bag with his identification documents.
Savin was not found, and the search was suspended on Saturday evening. Read on.