Emiliano Sala's search resumed after family reaches €300k target in fundraiser campaign - The Sportsrush

Emiliano Sala’s search resumed: The official search was called off on Thursday this week after the rescuers announced the possibility of survival is ‘remote.’

Emiliano Sala’s search was called off on Thursday this week. Guernsey Police, who conducted an extensive search and recovery operation for Sala and the pilot, announced the end of the process on Thursday.

In their official statement, the rescuers stated that the possibility of survival at this stage was extremely ‘remote.’

The aircraft went off the radar at around 8:30 PM on Monday night and the rescue operation began immediately.

Tributes began to pour in after the announcement by the Guernsey Police. English football clubs paid tribute to the footballer and the pilot while expressing their solidarity with their families, as well as Cardiff City and Sala’s former club, Nantes.

However, Nantes has urged the rescuers to continue on their operation.

“The club and its supporters strongly ask for the search to find @EmilianoSala1 to go on, for his family and his near relatives. Together for Emi !” wrote Nantes.

His family then launched a GoFundMe campaign to resume the search for Emiliano Sala and the pilot.

The target for the fundraiser was reached within hours and according to Goal, two watercraft have begun the search.

“The term has already been reached, we have decided to increase it (weather and weather conditions) towing, etc.)” the statement read on the GoFundMe page.

“We hope to cover the maximum expenses related to our quest. The family and we would like to thank you again for your exceptional generosity: players, clubs, staff and anonymous.”

The campaign has raised €322,810 so far, with close to 4,000 signatures.

Earlier, Argentinian football stars like Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero have urged the authorities to resume the search for the player.