Coastguards searching for missing millionaire Mary Unwin find confirm wreckage IS from her yacht

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Mary Unwin from Bideford who has gone missing after buying a yacht in Cornwall and sailing it on the same day
Mary Unwin from Bideford who has gone missing after buying a yacht in Cornwall and sailing it on the same day

Coastguards searching for a missing millionaire sailor today said wreckage found is from her stricken yacht.

Rescue teams have confirmed large chunks of boat pulled from the sea is from the vessel bought by Mary Unwin.

Millionaire Mary, 65, has been missing since buying a £32,000 Seagair yacht with her husband Carol  last week.

Mary Unwin went missing after sailing her new yacht on rough seas
Mary Unwin went missing after sailing her new yacht on rough seas

She ignored warnings and tried to sail the 30ft yacht single-handed 120 miles from Mousehole in Cornwall to their home in Bideford, Devon.

But she never arrived and large parts of a boat were later found off Land’s End.

Allan Loveday, watch officer of Falmouth Coastguard, says the wreckage has now been confirmed as Mary’s Seagair and there are no plans for more searches.

He said: ”The pieces have been positively identified as the Seagair. We have found the plate for the boat.

The yacht Seagair which was bought by Mary for more than £30k
The yacht Seagair which was bought by Mary for more than £30k. Coastguards say wreckage they have found is form the vessel

“There is no active search for the body. She may come to the surface in the next few days. The police now possess everything we have found.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “The pieces of wreckage could possibly be used in the inquest. That would be up to the coroner.”

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