Guernsey

No charges in overboard French yachtsman case

  • 26 September 2013
  • From the section Guernsey

Three French nationals who were sailing with a 63-year-old yachtsman when he went overboard off Guernsey will face no further action.

Rene Yves Louis Morvan was reported lost from the boat, which was near the Hanois lighthouse, on 12 May.

His body washed up on the French coast days later.

The three men were arrested and spoken to by Guernsey Police. They were allowed to return to France and later recalled, but no charges were made.

Det Sgt Barry Grief said: "Extensive enquiries have been conducted locally, in conjunction with the French authorities, in order to try to establish the exact circumstances of this incident."

A file of evidence was passed to the Law Officers of the Crown.

However, no offences came to light and the investigation has therefore been concluded with no charges laid.

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