An inquest is due to open into the death of a businessman who disappeared just hours after buying a new yacht.

Hany Nabil Mustapha bought a small yacht through a private sale on the morning of Saturday 27 October. He sailed away from Poole Yacht Club, where the boat was moored, at 10.05am on the same day.

Mr Mustapha, aged 46 and from the Kingston area of London, told staff at Poole Yacht Club that he intended to sail the boat to Hayling Island, near Portsmouth.

Later that day, the boat had been located beached at Grange Chine, off the coast of the Isle of Wight, with no crew on board.

As a result, HM Coastguard launched a search operation and his body was later found by a Royal Navy vessel four miles off Sandown Bay.


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