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The adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin was a lover of the Atlantic. He had challenged himself to become the dean of rowing across this ocean. His lifeless body was found on the evening of Saturday January 22.
Jean-Jacques Savin had not given any sign of life since the night of Thursday 20 to Friday 21 January. His lifeless body was discovered on the afternoon of Saturday January 22 by the emergency services. His canoe was adrift. Leaving Portugal on January 1, the 75-year-old Girondin had a dream: to become the dean of rowing the Atlantic crossing.
But very soon after his departure, bad winds seem to put him in difficulty. On January 19 he wrote: “I’ve been having some problems for about ten days: the solar sensor no longer works (…) Don’t worry, I’m not in danger”. Two days later at night, he activated two distress beacons off the island of Madeira. It was in this area that the Portuguese rescuers located him. The circumstances of the death of Jean-Jacques Savin remain unknown for the time being.