An elderly yachtsman who was feared missing after setting sail on the English Channel has turned up alive and well.
Trevor Franklin, 84, set out to sea on Stardog, a 30-foot ketch, from Newhaven on July 1. He was last seen in Dover on July 4, and his family became worried he might have come into difficulty.
Police originally stated that Trevor could have crossed the Channel to safety as there is nothing to suggest that he had any trouble. But on July 9 they appealed for anyone with more information about the yachtsman’s whereabouts to get in contact.There had been no reports of a yachts in distress while crossing the Channel.
Missing 84-year-old sailor Trevor Franklin has turned up safe and well.
The experienced mariner left Newhaven on his boat on 1 July bound for Boulogne, France, and was last seen in Dover on 4 July but had not been seen or in contact since.
Trevor was found in Folkstone Harbour moored up in his yacht on Saturday night (13 July).