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Emiliano Sala's body identified from plane wreckage

London: The body of missing Argentine football star Emiliano Sala has been identified, Dorset Police have confirmed, the media reported.

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In a statement, Dorset police said "the body brought to Portland Port today ... has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala."

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The statement continued "the families of Mr. Sala and the pilot, David Ibbotson, have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time," a news channel reported.

Police also said that they will continue to investigate the "circumstances of this death."

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Sala, 28, and Ibbotson, 59, were flying in the single-turbine aircraft from Nantes, in northern France, to Cardiff in Wales, when it disappeared from radar near the Channel Islands on January 21.

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