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Remains of US submarine innovator exhumed in Panama

AP  |  Panama City 

The remains of a German-American who invented the first able to dive and resurface by itself have been in

Julius Kroehl's remains were dug up from a cemetery Thursday with help from the

They are to be reburied alongside US war veterans near the Canal.

The embassy says authorities will also seek to confirm the identity of the remains and establish a cause of death.

Kroehl built his from parts brought from to search for pearls off Panama's during the 19th century.

Records say he died at age 47 of malaria, but some suspect he was killed by decompression sickness also known as the bends.

Kroehl was buried in 1867, and his grave was only rediscovered in 2005.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 09:20 IST