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Search continues for missing sailor
10:25am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
The search for missing sailor Jeff Cole is continuing.
Dorset Police said their enquiries were still ongoing into the semi-retired plumber whose unmanned yacht was discovered on the French coast.
The 61-year-old from Weymouth left Castle Cove Sailing Club on Saturday morning en route to Swanage.
He never arrived and his boat Palamina was found washed up on a beach near Veulettes-sur-Mer, between Fecamp and Dieppe on Monday morning.
French coastguards said the vessel had its sails rigged and lights on – but no-one was on board.
A search and rescue mission was conducted, which included a French Navy plane, two helicopters, two all-weather lifeboats from Dieppe and Fecamp, two craft from Veulette-sur-Mer and two other boats belonging to the fire brigade.
The French naval vessel did a search along the probable route the Palamina would have taken from the UK, but without success.
A spokesman for Dorset Police said that their enquiries were ongoing.
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