The search for 28-year-old Argentinian footballer is finally over.

The wreckage of the small plane carrying the Argentine soccer striker Emiliano Sala and his pilot, David Ibbotson, has been found in the English Channel after aircraft’s seat cushions were discovered on a French beach. The aeroplane disappeared over the English Channel, departing from Nantes, and was headed for Cardiff.

According to shipwreck specialist who made the discovery, it is possible that footballer’s body along with the pilot is among the debris.

Meanwhile, David Mearns, a maritime scientist whose team led the private search put out a statement on Twitter:

 

 

After the wreckage was discovered in the English Channel, Mr Mearns told Sky News, “This is about the best result we could’ve hoped for the families, but tonight they’ve heard devastating news. The private investigation took place thanks to a GoFundMe, started by a sports agency, Sports Cover generated €371,397.

Here’s a final tweet from the 28-year old footballer:

(Image Credits: Emiliano Sala’s Instagram)

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