I've been debating body position tonight, specifically, Igor Dyatlov. I tried to find if it was debated elsewhere in the forum, but didn't see it--if it has, just point me in that direction!
My question is: why is Dyatlov on his back? More specifically: if we take the official investigation as is, if we eliminate all the other theories/conspiracies/whatever, and say, yes, these kids all just died of low temperature, how can we explain the position of Dyatlov's body? For example, Zina is found on her side, in the fetal position almost. I can understand this attributed to her just collapsing, and huddling up to try and save the last bits of warmth she had. Similar with Rustik: he dies where he fell, too overcome with (in this example) cold to pick himself back up. You've got the ice because this was Rustik pushed to his limit. The Yuris positioning, with their arms over their heads...I can attribute that to maybe someone pulling off their warmer layers of clothes and taking them in a last ditch effort to survive.
But Dyatlov is on his back, arms partially raised. Honestly, to me it looks like how I might hold my arms up if someone was pulling me backwards. Pulling backwards, pushing away...his position just seems less natural than the rest--if you can call anything about this case natural.
I don't think it's fair to put the Rav4 under the same scrutiny, only because it's hard to tell if their ultimate position upon discovery is because that was the position when they died, or the way the river pushed them.
I'm not really trying to suggest any theory. I'm just puzzled why his position is on his back. Upon first glance, he doesn't look like someone who died from low temperature. He looks like someone who put up a fight and lost. Again, I'm comparing that position to positioning like Zina, who looks positioned like she fell and naturally landed that way.
Thoughts? I'm really curious on this tonight. I'm not really sure why.