The sister of Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala, whose plane disappeared near the Channel Islands, vowed yesterday that she would “never stop” looking for her brother despite rescuers ending their search, reports AFP.
“We miss him and we know he’s here,” Romina Sala told a press conference in Cardiff, the Welsh city whose Premier League football team had just made Sala their record signing.
“We came looking for him and we’re going to take him back with us,” she added.
Argentinian superstar, Lionel Messi urged investigators yesterday to resume the search after police called off rescue operations and admitted the chances of finding him were “extremely remote”.
Police from Guernsey abandoned the search on Thursday after the light aircraft taking the player to Wales disappeared from radar near the island on Monday.
The missing player’s sister echoed Messi’s call, saying it was her “priority” to restart the search.
“Emi and the pilot are here and we can’t leave them,” she said.
She thanked Messi, Argentinian teammate Sergio Aguero and fans for their support, calling on her brother to show his fighting spirit.
“He is a fighter, Emiliano started when he was very young and has always fought. All he wanted was to play football and fulfill his dream.”