Police said Wednesday that an American adventurer from south western washington state had been killed and that anthropologists are working to recover his body from North Sentinel island.
John Allen Chau was an avid outdoorsman and christian missionary, people recall him as a "courageous, selfless compassionate man and friend" who worked with disadvantaged children and Syrian and Iraqi refugees as he himself was the son of a Chinese refugee.
The 26-year-old was also an emergency responder, who led back packing expeditions in Cascade Mountains that nearly cost him his leg after a rattlesnake bite.
The last adventure of Chau was in a remote Indian island Where he was attacked by bows and arrows by the tribe living there. Police arrested seven fishermen accused of helping him reach there.