Last week, we all witnessed a harrowing incident where the plane of the Argentine footballer, Emiliano Sala disappeared from the radar over the English channel. After the police called off the rescue operation, now comes the ray of hope as a private search has been initiated to find the missing footballer.
Sala had made his dream come true, of playing in the Premier League, as he made a move to Cardiff City from Nantes just a day before the incident took place.
Days after the authorities called off the search for the Argentine, David Mearns led a private search for the missing plane and affirmed that there is a “very good chance” of finding the aircraft.
Approximately Rs 2.5 crores($3,40,000) have been raised till now, including a number of Rs 24 lakh ($34,000) by the French World Cup star Kylian Mbappe, to a crowdfunding campaign aimed at funding a private search mission for the missing aircraft. Along with him, many famous footballers like Adrien Rabiot (PSG) and Marseille's Dmitri Payet have also donated sizeable amounts to support the initiative.
Talking of David Mearns, he is an American-born marine scientist and shipwreck-hunting specialist and confirmed that a survey vessel, equipped with state-of-the-art search equipment has been mobilized and will conduct an underwater search for the plane this weekend.
Though there's no guarantee of them to be found, Sala's family is determined to do everything they possibly can through the support they have in the football community and through family and friends. Many stars involving Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona have raised their concern over the continuation of the Argentines Aircraft.
On 20th February, 28-year-old Emiliano Sala arrived in Cardiff to sign a deal for a club record fee which is not disclosed but is suspected to be around 15 Million Euros. Later he went back to Nantes, to bid farewell to his former teammates, and was on his way to Cardiff when the incident occurred, where the pilot David Ibbotson lost contact with Jersey air traffic control as it made its way over the English Channel.
With private funding and underwater search in progress, let's hope Cardiff City finds their beloved new signing.