Body in sea near Jersey identified as French sailor

Yacht found off Guernsey's coast
Image caption Mr Govard's yacht was found off Pleinmont Point on Sunday

The body of a man found in the sea south of Jersey has been identified as that of a missing French sailor.

A lifeboat crew found the body of Alain Govard, 62, floating 10 miles off Les Minquiers on Monday.

Mr Govard's yacht, Maclaw, which he was sailing single-handedly, had been found two days earlier floating off Guernsey's Pleinmont Point.

Guernsey Police said they were continuing to investigate the incident with the French and Jersey authorities.

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