Andy Funnel, one of Britain's most talented windsurfers remains lost at sea after jetski accident last week
Andy Funnel, one of Britain’s most talented windsurfers remains lost at sea after jetski accident last week.
Funnel, 21, disappeared while jetskiing last Tuesday night (15 June). His body has still not been found. Further searches have been limited by bad weather.
The professional windsurfer fell from the machine at Seaford, East Sussex last Tuesday night and despite an extensive search involving a lifeboat and a rescue helicopter he was not found.
The jetski was recovered on the morning of Wednesday 16th and the search for Andy was called off at 11.30am the same day. Coastguards carried out a ‘saturated’ search of the area and police divers moved in to the search the area on Thursday but still found nothing. A coroner’s investigation into the incident will follow. Sussex police said: “The 21-year-old local man is still missing at sea in what appears to be a tragic accident.”
A member of the Professional Windsurfing Association on the world tour, Andy had been windsurfing since the age of nine, encouraged by his father Trevor. He started competing in 1993 and took top place on the podium in London’s first indoor windsurfing jump championships earlier this year. He will be sorely missed by the UK windsurfing scene our condolences go to his friends and family.