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Rescuers remove the remains of British students from the Madagascan jungle

The authorities in Madagascar have begun the sad task of reuniting the remains of tragic Cambridge University student Alana Cutland with her grieving family

The authorities in Madagascar have begun the sad task of reuniting the remains of tragic Cambridge University student Alana Cutland with her grieving family

The authorities in Madagascar have embarked on the sad task of reuniting the remains of tragic Cambridge University student Alana Cutland with her grieving family.

Alana, 19, killed 3,700 ft on July 25 after opening the door of a Cessna 182 aircraft in which she flew and jumped out while suffering from a suspected psychotic episode.

Her body was finally found yesterday by a team of 15 volunteers from local villages accompanied by three police officers in a forest area in the remote northwest of the island in the Indian Ocean.

According to researchers, only 40 percent of her body had recovered.

& # 39; Villagers have finally found the body of Alana Cutland after fourteen days of searching & # 39 ;, said lead investigator Spinola Edvin Nomenjanahary.

& # 39; We have only found 40 percent of the body. & # 39;

Poverty-stricken local people who had tirelessly searched for her body for 12 days watched this afternoon how her remains were loaded on an army helicopter on a private runway near Anjajavy.

Alasna's body was then flown to the nearby regional city of Maharangha where it was kept overnight.

Her body was finally found yesterday by a team of 15 volunteers from local villages accompanied by three police officers in a forest area in the remote northwest of the island in the Indian Ocean.

Her body was finally found yesterday by a team of 15 volunteers from local villages accompanied by three police officers in a forest area in the remote northwest of the island in the Indian Ocean.

Her body was finally found yesterday by a team of 15 volunteers from local villages accompanied by three police officers in a forest area in the remote northwest of the island in the Indian Ocean.

& # 39; Villagers have finally found the body of Alana Cutland after fourteen days of searching & # 39 ;, said lead investigator Spinola Edvin Nomenjanahary. & # 39; We have only found 40 percent of her body & # 39;

& # 39; Villagers have finally found the body of Alana Cutland after fourteen days of searching & # 39 ;, said lead investigator Spinola Edvin Nomenjanahary. & # 39; We have only found 40 percent of her body & # 39;

& # 39; Villagers have finally found the body of Alana Cutland after fourteen days of searching & # 39 ;, said lead investigator Spinola Edvin Nomenjanahary. & # 39; We have only found 40 percent of her body & # 39;

It is believed that the body of tragic student Alana Cutland was found almost two weeks after her death in a light plane in Madagascar.

It is believed that the body of tragic student Alana Cutland was found almost two weeks after her death in a light plane in Madagascar.

It is believed that the body of tragic student Alana Cutland was found almost two weeks after her death in a light plane in Madagascar.

It is believed that the body of tragic student Alana Cutland was found almost two weeks after her death in a light plane in Madagascar.

It is believed that the body of tragic student Alana Cutland was found almost two weeks after her death in a light plane in Madagascar.

Images made by an air rescue team from Madagascar looking for forests and wetlands for the body of Alana

Images made by an air rescue team from Madagascar looking for forests and wetlands for the body of Alana

Images made by an air rescue team from Madagascar looking for forests and wetlands for the body of Alana

The police in Madagascar released a moving photo tonight in which two army personnel removed the wooden box with its remains from the helicopter at Maharangha airport.

Another photo released by the police showed staff at work where her body was found in the forest of Mahadrodroka, about ten miles from the runway at Anjajavy.

The remains of Alana are stored overnight in Maharangha before being flown tomorrow morning at sunrise to the army base next to the country's Ivato airport in the capital Antananarivo.

Villagers gave up their time free to search for Alana and even sacrificed one of their cattle

Villagers gave up their time free to search for Alana and even sacrificed one of their cattle

Villagers gave up their time free to search for Alana and even sacrificed one of their cattle

Chief Prosper admitted there were difficulties in hunting, and said villagers used machetes to cut through dense vegetation to reach the most inaccessible areas of the countryside

Chief Prosper admitted there were difficulties in hunting, and said villagers used machetes to cut through dense vegetation to reach the most inaccessible areas of the countryside

Chief Prosper admitted there were difficulties in hunting, and said villagers used machetes to cut through dense vegetation to reach the most inaccessible areas of the countryside

The tragedy happened when Alana was flown by a Cessna who brought her to Madagascar International Airport in Antananarivo

The tragedy happened when Alana was flown by a Cessna who brought her to Madagascar International Airport in Antananarivo

The tragedy happened when Alana was flown by a Cessna who brought her to Madagascar International Airport in Antananarivo

The flight is performed in the morning because the helicopter crew is not authorized to make the journey in the dark.

Alana's body will then be taken for a post-mortem and toxicological test at the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital with 621 beds in Antananarivo before being flown back to her family in the UK.

Police investigating the teenager's death from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, hope the tests will reveal the level and type of medication in her body.

A search ran up to 15 miles a day to find the body of Alan in forests, wetlands and the landscape (photo) in Anjajavy

A search ran up to 15 miles a day to find the body of Alan in forests, wetlands and the landscape (photo) in Anjajavy

A search ran up to 15 miles a day to find the body of Alan in forests, wetlands and the landscape (photo) in Anjajavy

The body of Alana was found north of Mahadrodroka in an area with scrub and forest. She had flown back from Anjajavy Le Lodge where she was staying in a remote area in the north of the island (photo)

The body of Alana was found north of Mahadrodroka in an area with scrub and forest. She had flown back from Anjajavy Le Lodge where she was staying in a remote area in the north of the island (photo)

The body of Alana was found north of Mahadrodroka in an area with scrub and forest. She had flown back from Anjajavy Le Lodge where she was staying in a remote area in the north of the island (photo)

One theory is that she may have had an extreme reaction, possibly to a cure for malaria or other drugs that she used. Local police chief Spinola Nomenjahary, based in Maharangha, has revealed that the anti-malaria drug Doxycycline was in her luggage, along with sleeping tablets.

It has been speculated in the past that the antibiotic Doxycycline is linked to suicides and the sudden onset of depression.

Although the police in Madagascar have not yet officially identified the body of Alana from DNA tests, they are convinced that it is because of the color of her hair, as well as her shoes and clothing.

Alana worked on a nature conservation project at the Anjajavy Le Lodge resort and researched crabs on the idyllic tropical beaches in the area. Declarations by hotel staff to the local police have confirmed that they behaved normally and & # 39; cheerful & # 39; was when she arrived at the resort on July 16 for a self-financed internship.

But her mental health deteriorated rapidly and she began to suffer from paranoid episodes, confusion and sleepless nights, even thinking she could be imprisoned by the authorities of Madagascar if she failed in her crab investigation.

The student almost certainly fell dead after opening the door of the Cessna who carried her as a passenger

The student almost certainly fell dead after opening the door of the Cessna who carried her as a passenger

The student almost certainly fell dead after opening the door of the Cessna who carried her as a passenger

British teacher Ruth Johnson, 51, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, who sat next to Alana, reconstructed the scene for police

British teacher Ruth Johnson, 51, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, who sat next to Alana, reconstructed the scene for police

British teacher Ruth Johnson, 51, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, who sat next to Alana, reconstructed the scene for police

Alana & # 39; s parents Neil and Alsion Cutland, both 63, became increasingly concerned after charged phone calls with her and arranged that she would return to her planned 42-day trip for only eight days.

British teacher Ruth Johnson, 51, from Banbury, Oxon, who had befriended Alana at the Anjajavy Le Lodge hotel, agrees to travel with her and take care of her.

The pair was only five minutes in their flight on the Cessna from Anjajavy runway to Antananarivo when Alana suddenly pushed the chair in front of her to reach the door handle and opened.

The pilot desperately tried to close the door, but Alana launched herself and half of her body got stuck from the plane. Mrs. Johnson, who was sitting next to Alana, held on to her leg for up to two minutes as she shouted: & come back, come back &

Alana worked on a nature conservation project at the Anjajavy Le Lodge resort and researched the crab population on the idyllic tropical beaches in the area

Alana worked on a nature conservation project at the Anjajavy Le Lodge resort and researched the crab population on the idyllic tropical beaches in the area

Alana worked on a nature conservation project at the Anjajavy Le Lodge resort and researched the crab population on the idyllic tropical beaches in the area

Images of the village in Anjajavy, where search teams searched the area to find Alana & # 39; s body

Alana flew to Madagascar on July 16 to study crabs in the Anjajavy area, and initially seemed normal and cheerful, according to hotel staff

Alana flew to Madagascar on July 16 to study crabs in the Anjajavy area, and initially seemed normal and cheerful, according to hotel staff

Alana flew to Madagascar on July 16 to study crabs in the Anjajavy area, and initially seemed normal and cheerful, according to hotel staff

But the teenager finally slipped out of her grasp as the plane rocked back and forth and she plunged into her death. About 400 local people from six villages and 15 police officers went in search of her body the next day, fighting a 40-km area with swamps, a lake, dense forest and scrubland.

The villagers refused to state that they had to continue searching because they had a duty to protect guests in the hotel where many of them are employed.

They also urged them to find her body as a gesture of humanity, and said it was part of their Malagasy culture that the remains of a dead person would be reunited with loved ones.

Chief Prosper in the village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar, where Cutland, 19, was staying during her research trip to the country

Chief Prosper in the village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar, where Cutland, 19, was staying during her research trip to the country

Chief Prosper in the village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar, where Cutland, 19, was staying during her research trip to the country

Then they left to look further before returning just before sunset to enjoy a stew made from the flesh of 15-year-old female zebu

Then they left to look further before returning just before sunset to enjoy a stew made from the flesh of 15-year-old female zebu

Then they left to look further before returning just before sunset to enjoy a stew made from the flesh of 15-year-old female zebu

Some local people walked up to 15 miles a day without being paid, chopping through thick vegetation in their search, with some barefoot because they can't afford shoes.

After fruitless searches, the villagers finally decided to hold a so-called Joro ceremony on Monday on the advice of their elders to appeal to their local God named Zanahary for help. It was about sacrificing one of their precious zebu cattle on the Anjajavy runway where Alana left on her ill-fated flight.

About 100 villagers were all in silence and turned eastward along the runway so that they could face the direction of the sunrise reflecting the arrival of new life in Malagasy beliefs.

They then left to continue their search before returning just before sunset to enjoy a stew made from the flesh of the 15-year-old female zebu who & # 39; Black and White & # 39; was named.

Alana stayed at the Anjajavy Le Lodge hotel (photo) that carries out the conservation project she was working on

Alana stayed at the Anjajavy Le Lodge hotel (photo) that carries out the conservation project she was working on

Alana stayed at the Anjajavy Le Lodge hotel (photo) that carries out the conservation project she was working on

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