French kayaker's remains found in Alaska

6th November 2014, Comments 0 comments

Alaska coroners have formally identified human remains found on a remote island as belonging to a French kayaker who disappeared in May, police said.

Francois Guenot, 35, was exploring Alaska in a kayak and intended to cross the Bering Sea to the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.

In a report obtained by AFP, local police said the adventurer was last seen alive on May 9 near Kokhanok in southern Alaska.

His kayak and other personal effects were found June 20 in the same region, and then a man found skeletal remains on a beach on the island of Shuyak.

The remains were sent to the state's medical examiner's office, which used dental records to identify them as belonging to Guenot.

The circumstances of his death remain unknown.

Alaska police were not immediately available for comment.

© 2014 AFP

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