Urgent Appeal for Information after man found dead in Solent

Solent Coastguard is urgently trying to locate a Sailfish 25 Ouzo after a man was found in the water early yesterday morning. Following media reports, a member of the public contacted the police and has now been able to identify the man.

A search is being conducted in the Solent area by all available rescue units. Regional Operations Manager Murray Milligan is urging anyone with information to contact the MCA: ‘We would like to hear from anyone who has seen the yacht he was on. It is a single masted yacht with a navy-blue fibreglass hull.’ Mr Milligan reported that the yacht was due to leave Bembridge, Isle of Wight on Sunday 20 August, heading to Dartmouth.

If anyone has seen the yacht or knows of its whereabouts, please contact the MCA with any information on 02392 552100 asap.