The search continues. | SALVAMENTO MARÍTIMO

The Guardia Civil are apparently now “99%” sure that the two bodies found off the coast of Mallorca this week are those of the father and son who disappeared during the great storm of August 27, between Menorca and the east coast of Mallorca.

The two bodies were wearing pieces of swimming trunks and life jackets, and the family has provided information about their clothing and physical characteristics that coincide with those of the bodies found in Cala Mendía and Cala Anguila.

However, the Guardia Civil is still awaiting the results of the DNA tests before reaching a final conclusion, so family members will come to Mallorca to provide genetic data,

The 50-year-old father and his 19-year-old son had left Cala Galdana, in Menorca, and were on their way to Cala d’Or, in Mallorca.
The storm caught them in the middle of the crossing and they appear to have lost track.

However, Maritime Rescue and the Guardia Civil are continuing the search for the yacht that disappeared in Balearic waters at the end of August because the two bodies recovered at sea over the past few days have not yet been 100 percent identified and therefore it cannot be confirmed that they are the father and son crew members of the ‘Makan Angin’.

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According to information from the maritime rescue service , the vessel ‘Salvamar Saiph’ is continuing the search in the area of Capdepera in the east of Mallorca.
In addition, warnings continue to be issued to vessels to be extremely vigilant.

On the part of the Guardia Civil, a helicopter continues to comb the area.
According to the Guardia Civil DNA identification of the two bodies could take weeks, given that it is necessary for the crew members’ families to travel from Germany and then the samples will be sent to a laboratory.

The first body was sighted on Sunday, but due to bad sea conditions it was not recovered until Monday in a rocky area of Cala Falcó.
That same day, in the afternoon, new reports were received about the possible presence of another body in the sea, but it could not be recovered due to the swell.

The second body was eventually recovered by the Special Group of Underwater Activities (GEAS) on Tuesday morning in Cala Mendia, after being located by the helicopter.

The two crew members of the sailboat, a German father and son aged 50 and 19, left Cala Galdana (Minorca) at the end of August for Cala d’Or (Mallorca).
At 6.30 p.m. that same day, a report was received that contact with the yacht had been lost since 10am.