Father and son FOUND dead on Brazilian rainforest nature trail ‘after being electrocuted’

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A British holidaymaker and his son have been found dead on a rainforest nature trail in Brazil after they were seemingly electrocuted by a broken power cable.

The bodies of the two Brits were found on June 30 on a coastal trail in Ubatuba, São Paulo state, between a pair of popular beaches.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED?

Investigators said their corpses sported burns consistent with receiving a powerful electric shock, while the father had one end of a broken mains power cable trapped underneath his leg, local media reported. 

In a heartbreaking twist, the worried niece of the father is said to have called his phone as investigators were identifying the bodies in a desperate attempt to locate him.

HOW THEY GOT ELECTROCUTED

The father and son were only found when engineers from Elektro power company went to investigate a blackout at Bonete Beach – one of two beaches connected by the coastal trail.

Their car was later discovered in a nearby parking lot.

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Police investigating the case have registered the deaths as accidental.

In a statement, Elektro – the utility company providing power to Ubatuba – expressed condolences over the incident and said they had dispatched their own team of investigators to get to the bottom of the incident. 

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