Search for missing yachtsman

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Published: Monday 10th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A major search for a yachtsman is under way after his wife reported him missing.

The man is believed to have gone sailing between Brighton and Newhaven, East Sussex, on his own yesterday afternoon but his family became concerned when he did not return home, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.

His empty yacht has been found and was towed back to Brighton Marina, a spokeswoman said.

She said a detailed search of the area had been made by lifeboat teams and the Coastguard rescue helicopter last night but the man had not been found.

She said: “The rescue helicopter had to be stood down because of an electrical storm but the search is continuing this morning.”

Published: Monday 10th November 2014 by The News Editor

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