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Body found near site of Chinese tycoon's chopper crash in France

Published on Jan 12, 2014 1:18 AM

BORDEAUX (AFP) - French police said a body was discovered on Saturday near the site of a helicopter crash that is thought to have killed a Chinese tycoon and a French winemaker, whose remains were never found.

The body was found on the banks of the Dordogne river in southwest France, some 10 kilometres from the spot where the helicopter crashed into the river in December carrying four people.

A paramilitary police source said the body was "unrecognisable" but that it had not been ruled out that it could be one of the missing victims of the crash.

Search efforts have been ongoing to find the remains of Lam Kok, a 46-year-old Chinese tea-and-property magnate, his interpreter and financial advisor Peng Wang, and James Gregoire, a French entrepreneur and the pilot of the helicopter.

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