Missing catamaran sailor

The body of 54-year-old yachtsman Paul Fairbank from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire has been identified by police. His corpse was found four miles away from his 24ft catamaran, Talatasha, which was spotted drifting close to rocks off Stoke Beach late on Friday night.

He had been sailing single-handed from Salcombe to his mooring near Cawsand Bay, and was last seen motoring off Thurlestone around 730pm on Friday. He was not wearing a lifejacket or harness. The drifting yacht was later found with the sails stowed and the forward hatch open.

Police are investigating.