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UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

Image copyright NSW POLICE Image caption Hugo Palmer (left) and Erwan Ferrieux are missing, Australian police say A British man and his French companion are missing in Australia, sparking a large-scale police search. The alarm was raised when passersby found items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux, both 20, on a beach north of Sydney on Monday, authorities said. Police searched the location, Shelly Beach, and discovered the pair’s rental car nearby. Other personal items, including travel documents, were found in the vehicle. Police began ground and water searches…

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Alesha MacPhail murder trial: Jury told of DNA Google search

An internet search for “How do police find DNA” was allegedly made on a phone said to belong to the 16-year-old accused of murdering Alesha MacPhail. A cybercrime expert told jurors the request was made on Google at 00:32 on 3 July last year, the day after the child’s body was discovered. He said the phone was then used to access a How Stuff Works article entitled: “Collecting DNA evidence”. The accused denies abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha. The evidence came from cybercrime team leader Peter Benson. It was…

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Search for Shackleton’s lost Endurance ship called off

Image copyright F.HURLEY/SPRI Image caption The Endurance’s ill-fated voyage marked the end of the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration The attempt this week to find Sir Ernest Shackleton’s missing ship, the Endurance, has ended – without success. A UK-led expedition to the Weddell Sea sent a sub to the ocean floor to look for the sunken polar yacht, but this robot was itself lost in the process. The team has now withdrawn from the area because of deteriorating weather and ice conditions. Shackleton and his crew were forced to give…

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David Ibbotson: Emiliano Sala pilot’s family in underwater search plea

Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson The family of missing pilot David Ibbotson have said they don’t want him left “out there on his own”. Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, was flying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January. The footballer’s body was recovered from the wreck on the seabed, but Mr Ibbotson’s body has not been found. An inquest into the death of…

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Endurance: Search for Shackleton’s lost ship begins

Image copyright RGS Image caption Endurance just before it sank: Crushed at the stern, it went down bow first Antarctic scientists seeking to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, the Endurance, have arrived at the search site. The team broke through thick pack ice on Sunday to reach the vessel’s last known position in the Weddell Sea. Robotic submersibles will now spend the next few days scouring the ocean floor for the maritime icon. Shackleton and his crew had to abandon Endurance in 1915 when it was…

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Mbappe donates to Sala pilot David Ibbotson search fund

Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson French football star Kylian Mbappe has donated £27,000 to a fundraising appeal set up by the family of missing pilot David Ibbotson. Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, was flying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January. The footballer’s body was recovered from the wreck on the seabed, but Mr Ibbotson’s body has not been found. Former England captain…

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Libby Squire: Arrest over missing student as search continues

Image copyright Squire family Image caption The search for Libby Squire – whose full name is Liberty Anna – has entered a seventh day A 24-year-old man has been arrested over the disappearance of student Libby Squire who went missing a week ago. The 21-year-old, from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, was last seen in the Beverley Road area of Hull after a night out. Humberside Police said the arrest was made at an address in Raglan Street on Wednesday night. In a statement, the force said: “We have not yet…

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News Daily: Body found in Sala search and May in Brussels for Brexit talks

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Emiliano Sala search teams recover body from plane wreckage Search teams have recovered a body from the plane that crashed last month with Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala on board. Conditions are described as “challenging”. The Piper Malibu N264DB went down near Guernsey with the 28-year-old Argentine striker and 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson on board. The body that was recovered from the wreckage was being taken to the Isle of Portland to be passed to…

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Search team recover body from Sala plane

A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane which crashed with Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on board. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said specialist contractors joined the operation in “challenging conditions”. It was carried out in “as dignified a way as possible” and the men’s families were kept updated throughout, it said. The wreckage of the plane, which vanished two weeks ago over the English Channel, had been found off Guernsey. Source link

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Emiliano Sala search: ‘One occupant visible’ in plane wreckage

Image copyright AAIB Image caption The AAIB released this photograph of the wreckage of the Piper Malibu One occupant of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson has been seen in the underwater wreckage. A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing. The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed the sighting on Monday morning. It added it was now considering the next steps. The “substantial amount of wreckage” of the plane, which went missing…

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