Emiliano Sala's father gives up hope of his son being alive

Emiliano Sala's father gives up hope of his son being alive

- Emiliano Sala's father has finally come to terms his son is not alive

- The Cardiff City bound striker's plane vanished a few weeks ago

- An unidentified body was found 200ft deep in the seabed by rescuers

Emiliano Sala's father Horacio has given up hope about his son's being alive after a body was found in the wreckage of his doomed flight.

He said it “would be a miracle” if Emiliano and Brit pilot David Ibbotson were to be found alive after the search.

Speaking from Argentina, the devastated dad said:"The hope is over. There are no more words to say. I hope both bodies are in there.

"The news has brought some relief but we still don’t know what exactly happened.”

He added: "It would be a miracle.

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Horacio’s comments come after search teams revealed a body had been spotted 200ft down on the seabed of the English channel.

Shipwreck hunter David Mearns, who led the £300,000 GoFundMe search, said: “I’ve been in touch with Emiliano’s family and they desperately want the aircraft recovered.

“They want the wreckage brought up as quickly as possible — in fact they are demanding it. They are very keen but bad weather may delay that operation.

“The family have obtained comfort from the plane being found but it has confirmed their worst fears.’’

Speaking from Argentina, Sala’s dad Horacio said: "The hope is over. There are no more words to say. I hope both bodies are on there.

"The news has brought some relief but we still don’t know what exactly happened.”

He added: "It would be a miracle. I have to say that we have given up hope of them being found alive."

The search was initially called off by Guernsey Police but funds were raised days later to support a private team to continue looking for the plane.

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The Argentine striker just signed for Premier League club Cardiff in a club-record deal worth £15 million before returning to his French side Nantes to say goodbye to his former teammates and staff.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch then sent down underwater cameras from the GEO Ocean III ship.

A spokesman said: “Tragically in video footage, one occupant is visible amid the wreckage.

"The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families and the police.”

An investigation has now began to know if the pilot David, of Crowle, Lincs had commercial flying qualifications.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Emiliano Sala's father Horacio has revealed the trauma he is going through after plane carrying his son was found on the seabed of the English channel.

The wreckage of the Piper Malibu aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson was discovered on Sunday, February 3.

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