The UK Coastguard are appealing for information about the missing skipper of a capsized Hobie Cat dinghy found 25 miles north east of North Foreland

The UK Coastguard is requesting information from members of the public after a catamaran dinghy was found upturned on 26 September 2015 by a merchant vessel, 25 miles north east of North Foreland.

The Coastguard helicopter from Lydd, Margate Coastguard Rescue Team and RNLI lifeboats from Ramsgate and Margate searched throughout the afternoon and evening but no sign was found of a missing person. The Hobie Cat dinghy and some personal possessions have now been brought to shore.

Frank O’Neill, Senior Watch Manager said:

‘Despite an extensive search for a missing person yesterday, we have been unable to locate anyone. Today, coastguard rescue teams will conduct a shoreline search to try and gather more information. Kent Police are also carrying out investigations. If members of the public have further information about the catamaran and its skipper they can call us on 01304 210008.’