Relatives devastated after young sailor found dead

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A SAILING champion found dead in woodland was described as a ‘beautiful girl’ by her grieving family.

Relatives of Jess Eales released a statement after she was found dead the day after her 17th birthday.

Jess was a long-standing member of Hayling Island Sailing Club and hailed from Lymington. She was found dead in the New Forest.

The family statement said: ‘Jess was a beautiful, talented, and adored girl. Her death is devastating to us all.’

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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