The body of Simon Gautier, the French hiker disappeared on August 9 south of Naples, and found nine days later, should be repatriated "before the end of this week," said Thursday a spokesman of the carabineers.
Nine days of research
Disappeared in full hike, 27-year-old Simon Gautier was found dead on Sunday, August 18 in a deep ravine, after long search operations on the rugged coast of Cilento. According to the autopsy, the preliminary results of which were reported by the prosecutor Antonio Ricci, the young student died of a haemorrhage, only minutes after having called for help, around 9am.
Death due to "very serious hemorrhagic shock"
"He was suffering from open fractures, and the death was probably rapid following a very serious hemorrhagic shock," said the prosecutor of the locality of Vallo della Lucania, near the place where the body was found.
The Italian justice has opened for several days an investigation for "manslaughter" to determine if there were delays in the relief provided to the French tourist. Prosecutor Ricci wants to understand "if relief operations should have been faster," he said.