French adventurer, 75, dies during solo Atlantic row

Summary by Ground News
The death of Jean-Jacques Savin was announced by his friends on a Facebook page that had been chronicling his voyage. The former soldier set off on Jan. 1 from the southern tip of Portugal on the westward voyage he had anticipated would take about three months. Savin had activated two distress beacons on Thursday night.
4 months ago·Bordeaux, France

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Jean-Jacques Savin: French adventurer dies crossing Atlantic Ocean

Jean-Jacques Savin, who was 75, had previously made the voyage in a large barrel.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

French adventurer, 75, attempting to row across the Atlantic found dead

Jean-Jacques Savin, a former paratrooper, wanted ‘to laugh at old age’ but got into difficulties off the Azores

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Reuters

French adventurer, 75, missing at sea in rowboat attempt to cross Atlantic

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4 months ago·United Kingdom
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CTV News

A 75-year-old French adventurer has died attempting solo row across the Atlantic Ocean

Jean-Jacques Savin, a 75-year-old French adventurer, has died while attempting to row across the Atlantic single-handedly, according to a statement from his support team for the endeavour.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Independent

75-year-old adventurer found dead during Atlantic solo row attempt

‘Unfortunately, this time the ocean was stronger than our friend, who loved sailing and the sea so much’

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc News

French adventurer dies attempting solo Atlantic crossing

A 75-year-old French adventurer has died on a solo attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean

4 months ago·United States
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