Deceased French tourist suffered severe liver disease

24 November 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT



WINDHOEK

The post-mortem results for the 54-year-old French tourist who was found dead in Sossusvlei about two weeks ago indicated that he was suffering from severe liver cirrhosis.

Nicolas Remondiere went missing on 11 November after going hiking in the Sossusvlei area, and was found dead a day later in Deadvlei.

He was a client of Delphin Ilunga from Furaha Tours and Safaris, who confirmed the post-mortem results.

“In his documents, there were also test results of that as well as medications were found on him,” Ilunga said.

“He knew about it and yet he signed indemnity forms and so forth to do the trip. Maybe he wanted to do at least this last trip as his liver was already deteriorating. But he showed no external symptom at all.

“We sympathise and feel bad that this has happened to him while in our care,” Ilunga added.

Split from group

Remondiere went hiking with a group of other tourists and was last seen on the morning of 11 November at around 09:00 in the Deadvlei area at Sossusvlei.

He started climbing with the group, but halfway through, he indicated to the guide that he was unable to make it and he split from the group to take an easier path back.

He was told to wait at the parking area, where there is a big tree with a bench.

It is still unclear what happened, but he ended up in a different area in Deadvlei than where the group was hiking to and his body was discovered there the following day.

He reportedly still had two water bottles and medication on him when his body was found.

Cirrhosis is a late-stage liver disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue and the liver is permanently damaged. The scar tissue keeps your liver from working properly.

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