6 Sep, 2023 @ 12:30
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Two bodies are found floating in the waters off Mallorca: Tests to determine whether they are German father and son who vanished while sailing last month

Body of woman 'aged between 50 and 60' found floating in waters of upmarket port in Spain's Mallorca.
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TWO bodies have now been recovered in the waters off Mallorca, with tests due to be carried out to determine whether they belong to a German father and son who vanished while sailing on August 27.

The second cadaver was located on Tuesday floating in the sea off Cala Mendia, on the Manacor coast, Diario de Mallorca reported. 

The body had initially been spotted at 8pm on Monday but poor weather conditions prevented it from being recovered. 

A specialised Civil Guard team was eventually able to recover the corpse. 

On Monday, the first body was found in the waters off Cala Falco, also in Manacor. The poor condition of the human remains meant that identification was impossible, meaning that DNA testing will be needed to determine the identity. 

A 50-year-old German national and his son, aged 19, disappeared on August 27 while sailing a vessel named the Makan Angin between Menorca and Mallorca. 

Weather conditions deteriorated after they set sail, sparking fears that the small sailboat may have sunk.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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