Thursday, September 07, 2006

Missing Sailor Identified

A body of a man found in the English Channel is that of a sailor whose empty catamaran was found adrift. Paul Fairbank from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire had been sailing from Salcombe to Cawsands in Devon when he went missing on Friday night.A massive hunt began for the sailor after his 24ft boat was found drifting towards rocks, near Plymouth. The 54-year-old's body was found near the river Erme on Saturday morning by an RAF helicopter.

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