The body of a missing Argentine man is found in a SHARK after 32-year-old went missing while riding an ATV on the coastal route: Family is forced to identify remains by a tattoo on his arm
- The remains of Diego Barría have been found in a shark caught by two fishermen on Sunday in Chubut, Argentina
- The 32-year-old man had been missing since February 18 after going for a ride in his ATV
- The vehicle was found near a beach on February 20, but there were no signs of his body
The remains of a married father of three who was reported missing in Argentina have been found in a shark caught by fishermen.
Diego Barría disappeared on February 18 after taking a ride on his all-terrain vehicle in the southern province of Chubut.
The 32-year-old’s wrecked ATV was found by a search team on Feb. 20 on a beach near Rocas Coloradas. They also found Barría’s helmet, which was dented and broken at the chin.
Around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, two fishermen reeled in three schooling sharks near where Barría’s ATV was located and made the gruesome discovery while cleaning one of the sharks.
The remains of Diego Barría, pictured with his wife Virginia Brugger, were discovered Sunday inside a shark by two fishermen in Chubut, Argentina. Barría, a father of three, mysteriously disappeared on February 18 after he went riding his ATV
Barría’s ATV was found wrecked near a beach in Rocas Coloradas on February 20
“I was so unlucky that I found it myself,” said one of the fishermen in an audio clip of a conversation obtained by Argentina’s Diario Jornada newspaper. “I went fishing and I opened up the shark’s belly and I found a forearm with a tattoo.”
Barría’s family was able to confirm it was him because of the pink, green and red tattoo with the name ‘Josefina’ on it.
Barría was last seen at 10:30 p.m. on February 18 after taking a drive into the countryside.
He is said to have greeted three fisherman friends and another person who was the last to see him alive.
Authorities are investigating whether a second vehicle was involved in an accident involving Diego Barría’s ATV
Diego Barría disappeared on Feb. 18 in the southern Argentine province of Chubut after failing to return home from riding his ATV. The 32-year-old’s remains were found in a shark caught by two fishermen on Sunday
Diego Barría is survived by his wife, Virginia Brugger, and three children
Secretary of State for Civil Protection Jose Mazeei said investigators are investigating the strange disappearance.
Mazeei indicated that they have two hypotheses. One points out that Barría was injured in an accident and the other that he lay unconscious on the beach before the tides pushed his body out of the sea.
Authorities are also investigating whether another vehicle was involved in the accident.
Cristian Ansaldo, police chief of Comodoro Rivadavia, told local media that a DNA test would be conducted to confirm it is Barría.
Barría’s heartbroken wife, Virginia Brugger, took to Instagram to share a photo of them laughing together on Sunday.
‘My heart went with you! I love you forever,” she wrote.