Video: Police divers search marina in connection with missing Alfriston yachtsman

Divers from Sussex Police’s Specialist Search Unit have been undertaking a search at Brighton Marina in connection with the disappearance of yachtsman Len King.

Mr King from Alfriston went missing on November 9 after his yacht returned to Brighton Marina without him on board.

Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Picture by Eddie Mitchell

The diving team commenced their search on Monday (November 17) and are expecting to conclude on Wednesday (November 19).

An extensive search for Mr King was undertaken by Sussex Police and the RNLI on November 9.

It spanned from Brighton Pier to Newhaven but the search was suspended after Mr King could not be located.

It is thought Mr King’s yacht drifted into Brighton Marina on autopilot.

Speaking last week his wife Stephanie said she could not understand what had happened. 
She said: “Len is an experience yachtsman and has been sailing since he was at least 20.

“Normally we go together but during the week if it’s calm weather he may go off by himself.

“I can’t understand what has happened, he is a very experienced yachtsman. He has all his equipment doubled up and is always careful. That is the way he runs things.”