Emiliano Sala: little hope player and pilot are alive, say rescuers

Police to decide on Thursday whether to keep searching, as pilot is named as Dave Ibbotson

Rescuers fear there is little hope of finding the footballer Emiliano Sala and an experienced pilot alive after their light aircraft went missing over the Channel Islands.

The search for the new Cardiff City striker Sala and the pilot, who has been named as Dave Ibbotson from Lincolnshire, was postponed as darkness fell on Guernsey on Wednesday. A decision on whether to resume the search would be made early on Thursday, police said. It is understood that a French navy vessel had been directed to the area to assist.

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Source: theguardian