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    Round the world yachtsman feared eaten by cannibals

    GERMAN sailor Stefan Ramin was on the trip of a lifetime when it turned into a nightmare on an island in the middle of nowhere.

    He set off on 2008 with his girlfriend and traversed the globe looking for paradise - but it took a horrible twist when he reached Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia.
    The remote tropical island was the last place Mr Ramin was seen before remains, believed to be his, were uncovered.
    Experts believe he was "hacked to pieces and burned" and eaten by suspected cannibals.
    Testing will conclude whether the ashes belong to Mr Ramin, Radio New Zealand International reported.

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    Stefan Ramin set off in 2008 and traversed the globe looking for paradise. Picture: Courtesy of Stefan Ramin / Picasa
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    Police are looking for Henri Haiti, a local guide who set off on a hunting trip with Mr Ramin and then tried to sexually assault Mr Ramin's girlfriend when he returned to alert her of an apparent accident.
    He tied her to a tree but she managed to escape and alert local authorities.
    Haiti is still missing and is now the subject of a seven-day manhunt from police and soldiers.
    Ramin and his girlfriend had planned to spend several months in French Polynesia, docking at Nuku Hiva to experience a traditional goat hunt on the island of 2,789 people.
    "The foreign ministry and the federal police are aware of the case and in contact with local authorities," said a spokesperson from the German foreign ministry.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongarm
    to experience a traditional goat hunt on the island
    Seems he was the goat

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    Jeez, his girlfriend doesn't look very pretty in that picture!

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    This is him and her.

    The guide wanted some white meat I guess...

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    wonder if they had a little glass topped coffee table on that boat?

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    Stefan Ramin, a 40-year-old German tourist visiting the island of Nuku Hiva in the Pacific Ocean, has disappeared and remains believed to be his have been found by a campfire belonging to a tribe accused of being cannibals.

    Mr Ramin had stopped on the island as part of a sailing expedition with his 37-year-old girlfriend Heike Dorsch last month.

    He met a guide, Henri Haiti, who took him on a goat hunt - a popular tradition on Nuku Hiva, which is 930 miles north east of Tahiti and close to the equator.

    But when the guide returned alone he told Ms Dorsch there had been an accident, before allegedly attacking her and tying her to a tree.

    Ms Dorsch managed to escape and raise the alarm with local law enforcement, who are now looking for clues as to the guide's whereabouts while DNA tests are conducted on what are thought to be human remains near a campfire.

    Among the findings are thought to be human bones, teeth, a skull jawbone and partially melted metal which are believed to be fillings.

    According to a local news report, Ms Dorsch 'told investigators that Haiti was trying to lure her into a trap, that it was absolutely necessary she follow him into the forest to help her companion, wounded a few kilometres away'.

    A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said: 'The foreign ministry and the federal police are aware of the case and in contact with local authorities.'

    The tribe suspected of killing and eating Mr Ramin had claimed they gave up cannibalism years ago. Local authorities are investigating but it remains unclear if any tribesmen have been held, or even found.

    Forensics experts say it could take several weeks to determine if the remains belong to Mr Ramin.
    Sounds like they wanted dessert as well.

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    Ramin Noodles.

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    'Cannibal' fear over German tourist

    Investigators into the death of a German yachtsman have not ruled out the possibility he was eaten by cannibals after he stopped off on an idyllic island during a sailing tour of the Pacific Ocean.

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    Stefan Ramin, 40, from Hamburg, disappeared last month after reaching the remote tropical island of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia.

    After a week of searches, charred human remains and clothes have been found near a campfire in a remote valley on the island, raising fears that he may have been attacked and eaten by cannibals.

    Testing in Paris will conclude whether the ashes belong to Mr Ramin, but is expected to take several weeks.

    A squad of 22 police officers on the island are now searching for Henri Haiti, a local guide who took Mr Ramin on a goat hunting trip in the mountains of Nuku Hiva and is believed to be the last person to see him alive.

    After setting off on the hunt, Mr Haiti returned to tell Ms Ramin's girlfriend Heike Dorsch, 37, that there had been an accident and that Mr Ramin had been injured. But when she tried to raise the alarm, Mr Haiti allegedly attacked her and tied her to a tree, before fleeing the scene.

    Miss Dorsch managed to escape after several hours and alert authorities. The army has since joined in the hunt for Mr Haiti.

    Mr Ramin set off with Miss Dorsch from Germany in 2008 on what was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. They arrived on Nuku Hiva, largest of the Marquesas islands, in their catamaran on Sept 16. They has planned to spend several months in French Polynesia.
    Mr Ramin, who lists "travelling, blue water sailing, kiting, kitesurfing, surfing, diving" as his interests on Facebook, had been missing for a week when the police found his remains. Bones, teeth and melted fillings were also found in the campfire ashes.
    Investigators believe a "human body was hacked to pieces and burned", according to the Daily Mail.
    A spokesman for the German foreign ministry said it was "aware of the case and in contact with locals authorities."
    News websites in French Polynesia said the incident had shocked the nation.
    "No one can believe what has happened," Deborah Kimitete, the deputy mayor of Nuku Hiva, told the local news website Les Nouvelles.
    "This has never happened here before, this is the first time, it's horrible."
    Les Nouvelles also reported that Mr Haiti's family had been out looking for him. He was described by one local as young man who loved sport and was well known in the village.
    Nuku Hiva has a population of just over 2000 and has a history of cannibalism, but the practice was believed to have ceased. The island featured in the stories of Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick.

    'Cannibal' fear over German tourist - Telegraph

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    Wonder what they used for a garnish ? Sauerkraut ?

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    Pay attention Bangyai. Do try to keep up !

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