‘Emiliano Sala & pilot’s families know they are dead’

first_imgDavid Mearns, the director of Bluewater Recoveries and the man who was at the head of the renewed efforts to locate the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson , says the families of both the player and the pilot know they are dead.Mearns led the operation to find the aircraft, which disappeared off the radar near the Channel Islands on its voyage from Nantes, after a crowdfunding page raised well over the target to restart the search after initial investigations by authorities had been called off.The plane was found just hours after the search had recommenced, with video footage revealing one body on board the wreckage . Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? With authorities having stated last week that chances of survival for either of the individuals were ‘extremely remote’, Mearns has now confirmed the priority is trying to recover the bodies.“What these families know at the moment is that both [Sala and Ibbotson] are dead and what they want is to recover their bodies,” Mearns said in an interview with Clarin .“The most important thing is the bodies. Recovering the bodies is the most important thing for both families. The plane is a different matter, that’s related only to determining the cause of the accident.”Means stated that he was no longer involved in the operation, with British authorities having taken over following the discovery of the wreckage , but did offer some insight into how the bodies would be recovered.“I’m not involved anymore. Once we found it, everything was in the hands of the Air Accidents Investigations Branch. They will investigate what caused the crash,” he said.“What I know is that they only have one body, that’s everything I know. They [AAIB] tried to recover the body during the night and I know they had some trouble.“If they are doing it now, they’re doing it with a robotic vehicle, operated remotely by a pilot and connected to the ship with a cable. It has cameras and microphones and has robotic arms.Emiliano Sala Nantes“The issue is where the body is; that is to say if it is free or if it’s stuck in the seats. They can recover the body in different ways: they could possibly use a hook or a rope. You could also potentially use a basket.“There are many ways of doing it. As far as I know, there are no divers.“The family will be very grateful for their efforts. Now, we’re praying for them to succeed.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Africa is burning of Beach Handball

African handballBeach handballKenya handball October 2018 is time when all best that global sports have will gather in Buenos Aires in ocassion of new Youth Olympic Games. For the first time, Beach Handball will be on the programme of the Games. It is one more proof that sand version of our sport is already well spread around the World. Anyway it’s not reason to stop with expansion through “IHF trophy project” for Beach Handball.April was dedicade for further development in the countries of East Africa. First, Uganda’s city of Entebbe, situated on lake Victoria, hosted basic course which was combination of theoretical classes with practical training sessions.Later, similar course but of higher level, was held in Mombasa, Kenya. Crowdy city on the cost of Indian ocean “saw” 5-days course which was crowned by one day tournament for female and male teams, with participation of four teams in each. Best of the players were elected on the lists of first Kenyan ever Beach Handball national teams.Last month, Morocco hosted lecturer Khaled Hassan and soon IHF lecturer Tom van Linder will visit Togo.Soon, as part of mentioned developing project of IHF, players in national teams from Beach Handball’s emerging countries in this part of Africa will be able to play first matches under thier national flags.This summer will be “marked” by VII Beach Handball World Championship that will be held from July 12 till July 17 in Hungarian capital Budapest.TEXT: X.Q ← Previous Story Czechoslovak handball league starts from season 2017/2018! Next Story → Vote for the VELUX EHF CL 2015/2016 All Star Team read more