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Empty yacht man Roy Deeming's remains found

Roy Deeming Image copyright States of Jersey Police
Image caption Roy Deeming had been missing from his home in St Brelade since late on Christmas Eve 2014

The remains of a man whose empty yacht was found drifting off the coast of Jersey in 2014 have been found.

Roy Deeming, 61, was reported missing from his home in St Brelade on Christmas Eve.

His yacht, Desiree, was found drifting off Corbiere, but despite extensive searches at the time, his body was never found.

Forensic tests have confirmed the remains, found by a diver in March, are those of Mr Deeming, police have said.

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Image caption Roy Deeming's yacht, pictured being towed back to shore in 2014, was found drifting off Corbiere

Lifeboat volunteers found Desiree with nobody on board on Christmas Day 2014 and a search was launched.

Two RNLI lifeboats from St Helier, Jersey coastguards and a French naval rescue helicopter from Cherbourg were involved in the search before it was called off on Boxing Day due to deteriorating weather conditions.

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