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A British expat has been found dead on his yacht in Greece with his hand tied to the deck, local media reports.
Souda Port Authority discovered the 74-year-old in the port of Souda, near Vlite Chania, during the early hours of Sunday morning (31 January).
The unnamed man's body was subsequently transported to Chania Hospital for an autopsy.
The man lived on the boat with his dog following the death of his wife around 10 years ago, according to Zarpa News.
The dog was rescued after being spotted by a fisherman on the sail boat mast, whining while desperately trying to cling on.
A local animal protection organisation is now appealing for someone to temporarily foster the dog, which is said to be in shock.
In a Facebook post, Animal Protection Chania said: "A sailboat sunk in the port of Souda was found this morning by fishermen.
"The fishermen located the sailboat mast in the water, after hearing a dog on it crying and trying to hold on to the wreckage of the sailboat so as not to drown.
"Unfortunately, the guardian of the dog, who is an English citizen, was found dead. The dog is currently on the fishermen boat in shock and the police notified us, if we can help."
The post continues: "Please anyone who can foster the dog temporarily, so that the police can look for the family of his unfortunate guardian.
"The dog is in confusion and shock and will need a calm environment until a solution is found.
"He is male, young, very calm and cooperative and we should all try to help him. The worst nightmare of all of us who have animals and love them is them to be left alone if something happens to us.......Who will open his house to foster him?"
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