Guernsey search ends for missing French skipper

A French yacht captain is missing presumed dead after his vessel was found off Guernsey's south coast.

A major search operation was launched, just after midday on Sunday, for 62-year-old Alain Govard, but called off at 2230 BST.

The St Peter Port lifeboat, a French helicopter and the police were all involved in the operation.

The family of the St Malo sailor, who had been sailing single-handed to Spain, have been informed.

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