- The remains of a man who disappeared in southern Argentina earlier this month appear to have been found in a schooling shark.
- Barría, 32, was last seen riding his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on February 18, 2023, on a beach in Chubut province.
- The remains will undergo DNA testing to confirm they belong to Barría.
Missing man found in shark is the kind of news that breaks the internet. Incidents like this happen once in a blue moon.
The remains of a man who went missing in southern Argentina earlier this month appear to have been found in a schooling shark caught by local fishermen.
An investigator in Argentina reportedly believes that Diego Barría, 32, may have disappeared after crashing his ATV on the beach. He was probably dragged into the ocean.
Barría, 32, was last seen riding his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on a beach in Chubut province on Feb. 18, 2023, according to the Associated Press and El País.
His quad bike was found on the beach two days after it went missing.
Eight days after Barría’s disappearance, two fishermen notified the Coast Guard that they had found human remains in one of three schooling sharks they caught near where Barría’s ATV had been discovered.
The fishermen discovered the remains while they were cleaning the shark.
The human remains included a tattooed forearm, and Barria’s family immediately recognized the forearm and confirmed it was his. The schooling shark in which the human remains were found was about five feet long.
The remains will undergo DNA testing to confirm they belong to Barría.
Police have been investigating Barria’s disappearance and subsequent death. It remains unclear how Barría ended up in the water.
According to some sources, Barría texted his wife, Virginia Brugger, before his disappearance to tell her he would be home later than expected.
Barria’s phone call to his wife is reportedly the last he was heard from.
The father of three, Barria, was reported missing to authorities two days later.
Daniela Millatruz, the law enforcement officer who led the search for Barría, told reporters that officials “presume Diego was in an accident.”
Cristian Ansaldo, who heads the Comodoro Rivadavia police, said: “That is one of the strongest hypotheses [Barría] crashed into a rock [while driving the ATV] and that his body was carried away by sea.”
Barría’s wife paid tribute to her late husband on social media on Sunday. She wrote, “My heart went with you! I will always love you.”