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A sailor from Wetwang in East Yorkshire is finally home safely - after being lost at sea for a week.
Charles Pickering left Germany to set sail for Scarborough last week. But all the power on his yacht cut out - and after an international rescue mission, he was finally discovered 80 miles off the Yorkshire Coast. Helen Steel reports.
A Yorkshire yachtsman, reported missing yesterday, has been found alive and well on his yacht in the North Sea, following an extensive search co-ordinated by Humber Coastguard.
His 17ft yacht, Equinox, was approximately 80 miles east of Spurn Point (at the mouth of the Humber) and rescuers found him relatively quickly today, thanks to an emergency positioning beacon aboard his yacht which was activated
Humber Coastguard have appealed to the missing East Yorkshire yachtsman directly to urgently make contact with them.
The 69-year-old man is late on his return to Scarborough from Germany and his worried family have appealed for help. He was last seen in the Keil Canal, Brunsbuttel, Germany and telephoned his son on July 4th to say he was planning to come home.
Search aircraft will resume their search later this morning. Humber Coastguard is asking any vessel who believes they may have sighted the yacht to urgently contact any Coastguard Station with information.
A search is underway by the Humber Coastguard for a 69-year-old yachtsman from East Yorkshire who has not been seen or head from since the 4th of July.
Humber Coastguard were contacted by the yachtsman’s family yesterday, The missing man last used his bank cards in Germany on 3rd July. On the 4th of July he telephoned his son to inform him he was planning his passage home, on his 17ft yacht Equinox, which is normally moored at Scarborough.
He was last seen in the Keil Canal, Brunsbuttel, Germany. Humber Coastguard initiated an air Search and Rescue craft to sweep the area from Scarborough to the Median line and from Germany, Heligoland to the Median line.