The remains of an earlier month missing man are believed to have been discovered inside a shark.
Diego Barria is a father of three children aged 32 and was last seen riding his all terrain vehicle on the coast of Argentina’s southern Chubut Province on 18 February.
Two fishermen reported to the coastguard early Sunday morning that they had caught three school-sharks near Mr Barria’s vehicle.
Daniela Millatruz was the law enforcement officer in charge of the search. She stated that fishermen said they had found human remains in sharks while cleaning them.
His family recognized Mr Barria “due to a Tattoo that appeared in one those remains”, she said. However, they will also be subject to DNA testing to confirm their identity.
Although it is unclear what happened, investigations continue. Two days after Barria disappeared, his damaged car was discovered on a beach close to Rocas Coloradas.
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Ms Millatruz stated that “we presume Diego was in an accident” and they are looking into whether there were any vehicles involved.
Cristian Ansaldo is the head of the Comodoro Rivadavia police department. He said that the shark measured 1.5m. It is probable Mr Barria had an accident and was dragged.
He stated that there was a strong tide surge over the weekend and Mr Barria had vanished.