American tourist killed by unknown Indian tribes in Andaman

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The Indian government restricts visitors the remote island.

Authorities have launched a helicopter search to look for the body, however, they are unable to land at the island as the Sentinelese people are known to turn hostile.

"I don't think I had fully grasped the humanity of Jesus before this trip, and it definitely has strengthened my faith and made the Bible more alive to me", he added.

"If you want me to get actually shot or even killed with an arrow then so be it".

John Allen Chau was shot with arrows when he stepped ashore India's remote North Sentinel Island, which tourists are forbidden to visit.

It is a crime to come within 5KM of the island. Dependra Pathak told TOI that the Indian Coast Guard sailed close to the island and SP Jatin Nariwal made an aerial survey, but could not find the body. To protect their way of life, foreigners and Indians are banned from going within three miles (five kilometers) of the island. Two captured adults died of illness while the four children were returned - perhaps also infected with illnesses that the islanders' immune systems were unequipped to deal with. The 26-year-old self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary then swam back to the fishermen's boat waiting at a safe distance. North Sentinel was one of the islands removed from the list.

Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government and police and anthropologists are now trying to recover Mr Chau's body. The family said that words could not express the sadness they have experienced after reading news reports of Chau's death.

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All the seven people who helped Chau were, therefore, booked and arrested in a case for violating the provisions of the PAT Regulation and causing death of Chau, the release said.

The latter book, "inspired my brother and I to paint our faces with wild blackberry juice and tramp through our backyard with bows and spears we created from sticks", Mr Chau said.

His family has confirmed he was involved in missionary work and called for the release of those who tried to help him. But according to the Washington Post, he wrote in a last note to his family that said: "You guys might think I'm insane in all of this but I think it's worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people..."

"He loved God, life and helping those in need, and he had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people".

In the Outward Collective article, Chau spoke of his earlier adventures, including hiking Table Mountain in Washington state on Christmas break while in college. This was his sixth visit to the Andaman and Nicobar islands and he was hell-bent towards meeting them and preaching Christianity.

"They were very well aware of the situation, but they still arranged for a boat and everything", said police official Deepak Yadav, a move he described as "pushing [Chau] in the mouth of death". Mr Chau's Instagram feed displays his grotesquely swollen leg and says he spent several days in a hospital. Another trip was planned on November 22.

"I kind of gathered that he would have been open to staying there for the rest of his life, but he didn't explicitly say that", Ramsey said.

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He reportedly made two or three visits to the island using a canoe from November 15.

"The only way we can get the body back is by using force, and that won't be right", the officer said.

Chau made 2 or 3 trips to the island by canoe from November 15, making contact with the tribe but returning to his boat, Pathak said.

"The Sentinelese have shown again and again that they want to be left alone, and their wishes should be respected".

"I hollered, "My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you".

John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the US Northwest's Cascade Mountains, nearly lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa.

According to letters recovered from the island and supplied to Reuters, John Allen Chau, 27, was killed while attempting to bring Christianity to North Sentinel Island.

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