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Couple Found Frozen In Glacier 75 Years After Going Missing

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Couple Found Frozen In Glacier 75 Years After Going Missing

A glacier in Switzerland has revealed two frozen bodies, believed to be Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, who disappeared 75 years ago.

The BBC reports that the couple went to tend to their cows in 1942, and were never to be seen again.

Together they had seven children, who have been searching for their parents all their lives. The youngest Dumoulin daughter, Marcelin, 75, told daily Le Matin that the news brought her a "deep sense of calm" and she wanted to give them the funeral they deserved.

Swiss police claim the two bodies were found last week, though a full DNA test is yet to be carried out. They were found by a worker for a ski-lift company on the Tsanfleuron glacier, above the Les Diablerets resort.

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Under the ice the employee of Glacier 3000 found male and female shoes, some backpacks, tin bowls and a glass bottle, as well as the bodies, Director Bernhard Tschannen said.

"The bodies were lying near each other. It was a man and a woman wearing clothing dating from the period of World War Two," he told Le Matin.

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"The ice preserved them perfectly and their belongings were intact."

It is thought that the pair must have fallen into a crevice and were then frozen there for 70 - 80 years, the BBC reports.

Credit: Télévision Suisse Romande

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"We spent our whole lives looking for them," Marceline Udry-Dumoulin told Lausanne daily Le Matin. "It was the first time my mother went with him on such an excursion. She was always pregnant and couldn't climb in the difficult conditions of a glacier.

"After a while, we children were separated and placed in families. I was lucky to stay with my aunt. We all lived in the region but became strangers.

Glacier 3000. Credit: Instagram

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"I think that white would be more appropriate. It represents hope, which I never lost.

"[We were] constantly wondering what had happened to them. "I'm happy they [grandparents and aunts] will finally be able to mourn."

Featured Image Credit: Télévision Suisse Romande

Topics: Couple

Mark McGowan
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