From the immersed wreckage of a plane which disappeared in the English Channel, British investigators recovered a body which has been recognized as the Cardiff footballer Emiliano Sala, as per the information by the police. The body of Argentina striker was first found by the rescue team with a remotely operated vehicle nearby the place where the plane went missing close the island of Guernsey. It was found and sent to the Isle of Portland in Southern England on board the Geo Ocean III an offshore supplying ship for the formal recognition by personals who investigate the death in Britain.
The lightweight aircraft was loading the 28-year footballer to his new team in the premier league, Cardiff City while it has been missing near Guernsey on 21st January, along with 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson.
The Dorset police told in Twitter, “The body brought to Portland Port today has been formally identified… as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala ”. The police also told, “The families of Mr. Sala and pilot David Ibbotson have been updated. Our thoughts remain with them all ”. After his recognition of the body, retired Argentine footballer star Gabriel Batistuta conveyed tribute to the skillful young player whose departure had triggered streaming grief. He tweeted, “ What sadness, this is the worst news. Rest in peace warrior”.
The Argentinian President Mauricio Macri also offered his consolation to the family of Sala following their painful loss, adding “we are with you”.
The small Argentinian town of Progreso, where the footballer lived for most of his childhood, was left “very affected”.
The disappearance of Emmillian sala overwhelmed the entire football world with grief, including his former club Nantes in France where the plane was flying from.
The primary search operation for tracing the plane was suspended in the days after it went disappearing, but a shipwreck investigator had been appointed by the Emiliano Sala ’s family and entire investigation was sponsored by the donation of football stars such as Lionel Messi, and the team potentially recovered the body from the wreckage.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch of Britain co-ordinated the recovery operation and brought the body to Portland harbor after recovery.