Emiliano Sala’s search resumed: The official search was called off on Thursday this week after the rescuers announced the possibility of survival is ‘remote.’
Emiliano Sala’s search was called off on Thursday this week. Guernsey Police, who conducted an extensive search and recovery operation for Sala and the pilot, announced the end of the process on Thursday.
In their official statement, the rescuers stated that the possibility of survival at this stage was extremely ‘remote.’
The aircraft went off the radar at around 8:30 PM on Monday night and the rescue operation began immediately.
Tributes began to pour in after the announcement by the Guernsey Police. English football clubs paid tribute to the footballer and the pilot while expressing their solidarity with their families, as well as Cardiff City and Sala’s former club, Nantes.
However, Nantes has urged the rescuers to continue on their operation.
“The club and its supporters strongly ask for the search to find @EmilianoSala1 to go on, for his family and his near relatives. Together for Emi !” wrote Nantes.
His family then launched a GoFundMe campaign to resume the search for Emiliano Sala and the pilot.
The target for the fundraiser was reached within hours and according to Goal, two watercraft have begun the search.
PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has donated €25k to the fundraiser set-up by Emiliano Sala’s loved ones to continue to fund search efforts for the striker, 1/12 of the overall sum Sala’s family was seeking. pic.twitter.com/7kgMIgGNK9
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 26, 2019
It was his ‘dream’ to play in the Premier League.
French football expert Julien Laurens profiles missing striker Emiliano Sala.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 26, 2019
“The term has already been reached, we have decided to increase it (weather and weather conditions) towing, etc.)” the statement read on the GoFundMe page.
“We hope to cover the maximum expenses related to our quest. The family and we would like to thank you again for your exceptional generosity: players, clubs, staff and anonymous.”
The campaign has raised €322,810 so far, with close to 4,000 signatures.
Another week that ends and leads us to think about life. Emiliano Sala, a boy who would come to play here, who I probably would face, simply did not come. Brumadinho, a Brazilian city so far unknown to all, who now appears bringing the saddest news, hundreds of lives taken away. pic.twitter.com/SldWVscf5V
— Fernandinho (@fernandinho) January 26, 2019
Emiliano Sala’s sister Romina breaks down in tears as she visited Cardiff City stadium on Friday. 😔 breaks your heart man… pic.twitter.com/J9glITvkiF
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) January 26, 2019
BREAKING: Emiliano Sala’s family have just hit the €300k mark through crowdfunding that they needed to raise to begin the search for him and the pilot once more. Link here: https://t.co/Tw3bv6Zkwh
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) January 27, 2019
We don’t want to give up, we want to hold on to hope. That’s why I also wish #NoDejenDeBuscar – don’t call off the search. From the start, my thoughts have been with Emiliano, his family and friends #PrayForSala
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) January 24, 2019
Earlier, Argentinian football stars like Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero have urged the authorities to resume the search for the player.