British expat found dead ‘with one hand tied to deck’ in Crete

A 70-year-old man was found dead after his vessel sank – despite clear weather – in the port of Souda, near Chania, multiple media sources report including zarpanews.gr.

Authorities are investigating the mysterious death after the man’s body was recovered, as he was seemingly found with one hand tied to the deck. His dog was found desperately trying to find purchase on the wreckage.

The Greek Coast Guard and the Souda Port Authority reportedly attended the scene after fishermen found the sunken vessel in the Vlite area. When authorities arrived, the man was found dead and was transported by ambulance to Chania Hospital for an autopsy.

According to Zarpa News, the Brit had been living on the boat alone with his dog since his wife’s death ten years ago. Local media reported that he was the victim of a robbery on his boat two years ago and was found with his feet bound by a rope.

At the moment, his identity remains unknown.

The man’s dog was located alive and was taken to a local welfare society.

The Animal Protection society posted on social media that fishermen had spotted the dog on the sailboat mast in the water.

The society said that the dog was whining and was desperately trying to hold on to the wreckage of the boat.

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