Search for missing football player resumes in English Channel

Emiliano Sala: Fears Cardiff player on crashed plane

Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that disappeared off the coast of Guernsey as he was flying to Wales to join Premier League club Cardiff, authorities said Tuesday.

'Our search area is prioritised on the life raft option, ' police said on Twitter.

French police have confirmed that the 28-year-old Argentinian striker was on the light aircraft PA 46 Malibu travelling from Nantes to Cardiff yesterday evening, January 21st. However, the Jersey air traffic control (ATC) lost contact with the plane, while it was flying at 2,300 ft. Lifeboats and helicopters were sent out but the search was suspended four hours later as weather conditions worsened.

The latest update on the search comes from Sky News, who claim that the operation has now turned into a rescue mission after rescue crews have failed in their lengthy search for the missing plane.

Cardiff City confirmed on Tuesday that their striker was on board the plane, which he boarded after attending to matters at his former club and bidding farewell to his teammates.

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Police said floating objects had been found in the area the plane was thought to have gone down, but were unable to confirm if they were parts of an aircraft or not, with no signs of the two on board. "Dad, how scared am I!"

Search and rescue efforts from the Channel Islands, France and the United Kingdom throughout Tuesday saw five aircraft and two lifeboats cover 1,000 sq miles. "We are very concerned for the safety of Emiliano Sala".

"Unfortunately slim" is how Guernsey Police have described Sala and his pilot's chances of survival as the world of football prays for their safe return.

Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, John Fitzgerald, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water.

Sala, 28, who had been at Nantes since 2016 and had scored 12 league goals this season, had signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with relegation-threatened Cardiff subject to receiving global clearance.

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