US missionary John Chau who was shot dead with arrows by tribe on remote island may still be ALIVE

A CHRISTIAN missionary who was shot dead with bows and arrows on a remote Indian island may have survived the attack, his friends and family believe.

American John Allen Chau, 26, was reportedly killed by the protected Sentinelese tribe during his quest to convert North Sentinel islanders to Christianity.

Fishermen who took Chau to the island say they saw tribespeople, who are isolated from the outside world, dragging and burying his body on the morning of November 17.

But close friend John Middleton Ramsey told The Sun Online he believes there's a chance his friend may have survived the attack - and doesn’t believe authorities should rule it out.

He points to only one source being cited in the reports claiming the fishermen saw the adventurer being bombarded by arrows and then dragged across the beach by tribesmen.