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UPDATE! Search For Missing Cardiff Striker Emiliano Sala Resumes Today


The search for a Premier League footballer and a pilot whose plane vanished over the English Channel has resumed.

Cardiff City’s Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson were on the aircraft that disappeared from radar on Monday.


Rescuers made the decision to continue the search after a meeting on Thursday and will focus on coastal areas.

Guernsey Police said no trace of the plane had yet been found.

Tweeting on Thursday morning, the force said:

“We are commencing a coastal search using the Channel Islands Air Search plane of Burhou, the Casquets, Alderney, the north coast of the Cherbourg Peninsula, north coast of Jersey and then back over Sark.”

However, hopes are dwindling of finding Sala, who only signed for the Bluebirds at the weekend, or Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, alive.

The search was suspended on Wednesday night after a second full day of searching and Channel Islands Air Search chief officer John Fitzgerald said “even the most fit person” would only survive for a few hours in the water.

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