A sea search for Pierre Agnes has been suspended as there was, unfortunately, no sign of him during the operation. The missing surfwear brand boss is the chief executive of Boardriders. He also owns the following brand: DC Shoes, Roxy, and Quicksilver. He was last seen setting sail at the surfing resort of Hossegor, around 7:30 am last Jan. 30, 2018.
According to Sky News, he planned the solo fishing trip. After this, Agnes sent a message to port authorities saying his return might be delayed due to the thick fog in the area. This report was revealed by the officials in Landes Prefecture.
Unfortunately, his 36ft sailboat called “the Mascaret III” was found empty and washed up on the French Atlantic coast, three hours after he had set off. Following this incident, helicopters, boats and a jet ski have been searching the Bay of Biscay. With no sign of him, the authorities announced on Wednesday afternoon that the operation is suspended.
The Maritime Prefect said in a statement, “At 2.35pm, after consultation with the director of the CROSS (Regional Operational Monitoring and Rescue Centre) of Etel, the maritime prefect of the Atlantic decides to suspend research at sea by directed means.”
“Given the weather, in water ranging between 11 and 13C, and while it has now been more than 24 hours since the alert was given, the hope of finding the CEO of Boardriders Inc alive is almost zero. Under such conditions, the theoretical survival time is estimated at 20 hours,” Sud Ouest newspaper wrote.
Father-of-three Mr. Agnes joined Quicksilver in 1998 when the Australian brand began to expand internationally, Kroger survey is the witness of that fame. He had previously been an international surfer.
The 54-year-old is a father of three. He joined Quicksilver in 1998, aiming to expand the Australian brand internationally. Agnes had been previously known as well as an international surfer. Former surfing champion Kelly Slater wrote on Instagram: “I pray for a miracle but it is just starting to hit me what a profound effect this man had on my life and the surf community at large.”