LONDON – Relatives of missing Premier League player Emiliano Sala on Saturday began a private search for his plane, which disappeared over the English Channel, after local police called off their own rescue mission.
The news was announced by an online fundraising campaign for the operation, and confirmed to AFP by a friend of the Argentine striker’s family.
“The fundraising appeal launched late Friday afternoon enabled Emiliano Sala’s relatives, via a specialised organisation, to resume research in the Channel early this Saturday morning,” said a statement on the GoFundMe website.
“Two boats are leading the operations.”
Around 2 000 people have so far contributed to the appeal, raising almost €190 000.