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Emiliano Sala: Search for missing Cardiff footballer called off by police | UK News

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The search for a missing plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has been called off by police.

Guernsey Police announced the end to the search, which began on Monday, saying the chances of survival were “extremely remote”.

Harbour Master Captain David Barker said: “My team have just met to review the search and rescue operation which has been underway since the plane disappeared on Monday night.

“Despite the best efforts of air and search assets from the Channel Islands, UK and France, which has covered an area of approximately 1,700sq. miles – with a significant amount of this searched more than once – and having examined mobile phone data and satellite imagery, we have been unable to find any trace of the aircraft, the pilot or the passenger.

“We reviewed all the info available to us, as well as knowing what emergency equipment was on board, and have taken the difficult decision to end the search.

“The chances of survival at this stage are extremely remote.

“Next of kin have been informed of this development, and my thoughts go out to the family of the pilot at this difficult time.”

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