His body had been sighted in the wreckage of the single-engine Piper Malibu by the teams of Blue Water Recoveries, a private company and that the athlete’s family had hired thanks to the impressive prize pool, bringing gifts of footballers and anonymous. On Twitter, police in Dorset said that “the families of Mr. Sala, and driver David Ibbotson have been informed of this. Our thoughts are for all of them”.
The reasons of the accident still unknown
For the time being, the reasons of the accident remain unknown but the medical examiner will continue to investigate the circumstances of this death,” said the Agency France Press, and “although it has not been possible to retrieve the plane, the long video recording carried out by the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle, underwater vehicle (remotely controlled) should provide valuable elements”.
It is Thursday morning that the body had been “brought to earth by the ship of the Bureau of investigation of the united kingdom air accidents (AAIB), Geo Ocean III, in the aftermath of his recovery”. This took place “in difficult conditions” for the AAIB and “its specialised service providers” due to “bad weather conditions”.
The tributes are multiplying on social networks
The football world is in mourning. Following the official announcement of the death of Emiliano Sala, users were many to send their support to the family and to all relatives of the athlete. His sister, Romina Sala, has also reacted on his account Instagram : “Your soul in my soul, will shine forever, lighting and the time of my life. I love you”.
The argentine president Mauricio Macri has also expressed her sadness on Twitter : “What a painful news. My condolences to the family members, friends, fellow Emiliano Sala in this difficult time. We are with you”.
Messages of condolence, RIP and tweets that are amplified to the minute, both on the side of the fans than the footballers. His idol Gabriel Batistuta, the legend of the round ball Maradona, the football club Cardiff City, the player of PSG Kylian Mbappé, Djibril Cissé, Benjamin Mendy or Rémi Gomis has made an ultimate tribute to Emiliano Sala.