Quiksilver CEO Pierre Agnès is lost at sea

31 January, 2018, 11:00 | Author: Kathy Ellis
  • Quiksilver CEO Pierre Agnès is lost at sea

The empty boat was found on the sand in Hossegor in southern France, the Associated Press said.

The boat, the Mascaret III, washed ashore at the beach La Graviere at 9:15 a.m. without Agnes. the French coastguard launched a search shortly after, mobilizing three helicopters and two boats to comb the area.

The region is known for having occasional risky waves.

Nearly three hours later, his 36ft sailboat - the Mascaret III - was found empty and washed up on the French Atlantic coast.

The 54-year-old had taken the boat into the Bay of Biscay early in the morning, but informed on-shore authorities his return would be delayed by dense fog.

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Rescuers have not said whether or not Mr Agnes was traveling alone.

Pierre Agnes - the CEO of Boardriders, Quiksilver's parent company - set out aboard his motorboat on a routine fishing trip on Tuesday morning from Capbreton, a surfing resort in southwestern France.

"I love this man", Kelly Slater, an 11-time World Surf League champion, said in an Instagram post.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family all at this time, as well as the search and rescue teams", a statement read.

It is now majority-owned by an American investment group and based in Huntington Beach, California.

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