The sailboat of Quicksilver-boss Pierre Agnes at a beach near Biarritz washed up. The French coastguard is a search started.
The 54-year-old ceo left Tuesday morning on a sailing trip. To the authorities, he sent that he would later return to the dense fog. Later, his boat found near Hossegor, a famous surf spot north of Biarritz on the Atlantic Ocean.
The rescue services do not know whether he only was on board. Three helicopters and two boats to search for Agnes while the police, the coast harvests.
Agnes began almost thirty years ago at the company and worked for a long time in the European headquarters in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
Quicksilver, an Australian brand of surfkledij that now in the USA is located, has recently changed its name in Boardriders. This includes brands Quicksilver, DC and Roxy Brands.
Earlier this month, made Boardriders known that his Australian rival Billabong wants to buy.