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US NewsBritish eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm smashes into yacht during a trip with her partner and a friend researching ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa

06:30  03 july  2019
06:30  03 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm smashes into yacht during a trip with her partner and a friend researching ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa No posts have gone up on Evolve Abroad's social media channels referencing Ms King's death

A British entrepreneur has drowned after a storm smashed into her yacht during a mission researching ocean plastic.

Sara King, 34, is thought to have become trapped in the sinking catamaran off the coast of South Africa.

British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm smashes into yacht during a trip with her partner and a friend researching ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Elsworth (left) with his 31-year-old friend Jason Baker, who was also on the catamaran

Rescuers were able to save her partner James Elsworth, 33, and his 31-year-old friend Jason Baker, but Ms King could not be revived. Their dog, a terrier-cross called Dax, survived.

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A source told The Sun: 'It's the most awful tragedy that's ended the life of a young woman who loved the world and had everything to live for.'

British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm smashes into yacht during a trip with her partner and a friend researching ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited They set off from East London on Friday and by Monday their 48-ft boat was 240 miles out to sea

Ms King was the co-founder of Evolve Abroad, which provided trips abroad offering training in skills ranging from marine biology to conflict resolution.

They had been heading to Madagascar as part of a research expedition on microplastics backed by the University of Birmingham.

They set off from East London on Friday and by Monday their 48-ft boat was 240 miles out to sea.

The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa said her boat was hit by a 'severe storm and massive surf' at around 3pm on Monday.

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British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm smashes into yacht during a trip with her partner and a friend researching ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ms King was the co-founder of Evolve Abroad, which provided trips abroad offering training in skills ranging from marine biology to conflict resolution

Ms King had been posting updates on her Instagram page.

In her final video taken on board the boat, she said: 'Winds up - sails out. The highs and lows can make you scream - wild coast: you magnificent beast.'

British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm smashes into yacht during a trip with her partner and a friend researching ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa said Ms King's boat was hit by a 'severe storm and massive surf' at around 3pm on Monday. She is pictured with Mr Elsworth

Officials are still investigating how Ms King died.

No posts have gone up on Evolve Abroad's social media channels referencing Ms King's death.

British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm smashes into yacht during a trip with her partner and a friend researching ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A source said: 'It's the most awful tragedy that's ended the life of a young woman who loved the world and had everything to live for'

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