Appeal for Yorkshire yachtsman 'missing for a week'

A coastguard has made an appeal over a missing yachtsman who has not been in contact with his family for a week.

The 69-year-old from North Yorkshire was last seen in the Keil Canal in Brunsbuttel, Germany.

The man, who has not been named, spoke to his son by telephone last Friday to say he was planning his journey home in his 17ft yacht Equinox but he has not been heard from since.

An alert has been put out to French, Belgian and Dutch coastguards and police have logged a missing person's alert with Interpol, the coastguard said.

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