The search for a Premier League footballer and a pilot whose plane vanished over the English Channel has resumed.
Cardiff City’s Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson were on the aircraft that disappeared from radar on Monday.
Rescuers made the decision to continue the search after a meeting on Thursday and will focus on coastal areas.
Guernsey Police said no trace of the plane had yet been found.
Tweeting on Thursday morning, the force said: “We are commencing a coastal search using the Channel Islands Air Search plane of Burhou, the Casquets, Alderney, the north coast of the Cherbourg Peninsula, north coast of Jersey and then back over Sark.”
However, hopes are dwindling of finding Sala, who only signed for the Bluebirds at the weekend, or Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, alive.
The search was suspended on Wednesday night after a second full day of searching and Channel Islands Air Search chief officer John Fitzgerald said “even the most fit person” would only survive for a few hours in the water.
Sala was heading to the Welsh capital after signing for the Bluebirds from French club Nantes in a £15m deal.
The single-engine plane left Nantes, north-west France, at 19:15 on Monday and had been flying at 5,000ft (1,500m) over the Channel Islands when it disappeared off radar near the Casquets lighthouse, near to Alderney.
Guernsey harbourmaster David Barker said on Wednesday night: “It has been a long day and covered another enormous area of sea.
“We concentrated the search for a life raft and two occupants but haven’t found them.
“It’s frustrating and we haven’t given up hope. A lot of people have been working very hard in the air, on the sea and on the ground and done all they can.
“The response has been tremendous, also from the public, but we will have to make a decision.”
As part of rescue efforts, police have been looking at satellite images and mobile phone data.
Sala reportedly sent a WhatsApp voice message before the flight. Sounding conversational and jokey, he said he was “so scared”.
Media in Argentina reported he said: “I’m on a plane that looks like it’s going to fall apart.”
His father Horacio Sala said: “As the hours go by it makes me think of the worse. I just want them to find him.”