Body found off south coast named as missing Hampshire sailor

A body found off the south coast has been named as Hugh Carter.

Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 11:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:30 pm
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The Hampshire sailor was found on the shoreline near Salterns Sailing Club in Lymington on November 22.

Mr Carter, 74, was reported missing on November 7 and emergency services carried out extensive searches of the shoreline.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said it was thought that he slipped into the water while trying to reach his boat after an evening out at the club where he was a member.

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His death is not being treated as suspicious and an inquest will be carried out in due course.

His family have been informed.