Missing sailor is presumed dead

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Missing sailor is presumed dead

A lone sailor whose fire damaged yacht was found abandoned and drifting at sea was presumed dead yesterday. Thomas Jardine, 46, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, lived on the 35ft Rumbumble after separating from his wife.

He left Buckler's Hard on the Solent last Saturday for a week's cruise along the south coast. The yacht was found drifting 10 miles south-west of the Lizard, Cornwall, on Monday. There was no one on board and evidence of a cabin fire.

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