Look: ‘Mummified’ German Sailor Found in Long Lost Yacht in Surigao del Sur

A body of a so-called mummified German man was found inside a white yacht in the Philippine sea, and has been mysteriously missing for a long time. The yacht was floating somewhere in Pacific Ocean, around 62 miles from Barobo, Surigao del Sur, when it was discovered by a group of Filipino fishermen on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at around 4:30 pm.

According to the report posted at the Barobo Police Station Facebook page this Saturday, February 27, a local fisherman named Christopher Rivas y Escarten of P-4, Poblacion, Barobo and his companions found the yacht. Upon checking, they saw the lifeless German national sitting the near the radio telephone, and it appears to be trying to make a call for help.

Initial investigation revealed that the ‘mummified’ German is Manfred Fritz Bajorat,, and the 40-ft yacht is called Sajo. Bajorat. He was last seen in 2009, and is being assumed as the owner of the yacht. The cause of death is still unclear, but there were no signs of play or violence. The incident has been reported in German news and other international news sites.

Mummified German Surigao

Credit: Barobo Police Station Facebook

A letter was reportedly found near Bajorat’s body which reads, “Thirty years we’re been together on the same path. Then the power of the demons was stronger than the will to live. You’re gone. May your soul find its peace. Your Manfred.” It was believed to be for his ex-wife, Claudia, who died of cancer in 2010. They have been reportedly separated since 2008.

Latter reports revealed that Bajorat is believed to be sailing alone for the past 20 years. German forensic criminologist Dr. Mark Benecke suggested that the German national could have died from heart attack. Noted to be an experienced sailor, people who know him assumed that he knows exactly what to do in case he will be stranded in the middle of the sea.

According to the latest report of Daily Mail, relatives of Manfred Fritz had been informed about his fatality. The German sailor, who was said to be a former insurance salesman, moved his family to a houseboat in the Netherlands, and decided to live in an open sea. His only daughter, Nina Bajorat is set to go to the Philippines as soon as possible to identify his body.