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British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm hits her yacht

British eco-entrepreneur, 34, drowns after a storm has set out on a trip with her partner and a friend who explores ocean plastic off the coast of South Africa

  • Sara King, 34, is supposed to be stuck in the sinking catamaran
  • Rescuers rescue partner James Elsworth, 33 and 31-year-old friend Jason Baker
  • Terrier cross dog named Dax was also saved, but Mrs. King could not be revived

A British entrepreneur drowned after a storm hit her yacht during a mission that explored ocean plastic.

Sara King, 34, is believed to be trapped in the sinking catamaran off the coast of South Africa.

Rescuers could rescue her partner James Elsworth, 33, and his 31-year-old friend Jason Baker, but Mrs. King could not be revived. Their dog, a terrier cross named Dax, survived.

Sara King, 34

Mrs. King and her partner James Elsworth

Mrs. King and her partner James Elsworth

Sara King, 34, (left and right, with her partner James Elsworth, 33) is thought to be stuck in the sinking catamaran off the coast of South Africa

They left Friday morning from East London and by Monday their 48-foot boat was 240 miles from the sea

They left Friday morning from East London and by Monday their 48-foot boat was 240 miles from the sea

They left Friday morning from East London and by Monday their 48-foot boat was 240 miles from the sea

A source told The sun: & # 39; It is the most terrible tragedy that puts an end to the life of a young woman who loved the world and had everything to live for. & # 39;

Mrs. King was the co-founder of Evolve Abroad, who offered trips abroad with training in skills ranging from marine biology to conflict resolution.

They were on their way to Madagascar as part of a research expedition on microplastics supported by the University of Birmingham.

They left Friday morning from East London and by Monday their 48-foot boat was 240 miles from the sea.

South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute said her boat was hit by a & # 39; severe storm and massive surf & # 39; around 3 pm on Monday.

Mrs. King was the co-founder of Evolve Abroad, who offered travels abroad with skills training ranging from marine biology to conflict resolution.

Mrs. King was the co-founder of Evolve Abroad, who offered travels abroad with skills training ranging from marine biology to conflict resolution.

Mrs. King was the co-founder of Evolve Abroad, who offered travels abroad with skills training ranging from marine biology to conflict resolution.

Elsworth (left) with his 31-year-old friend Jason Baker, who was also on the catamaran

Elsworth (left) with his 31-year-old friend Jason Baker, who was also on the catamaran

Elsworth (left) with his 31-year-old friend Jason Baker, who was also on the catamaran

The National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa said that Mrs. King's boat was hit on Monday at 3:00 pm by a & # 39; severe storm and massive surf & # 39 ;. She is depicted with Mr Elsworth

The National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa said that Mrs. King's boat was hit on Monday at 3:00 pm by a & # 39; severe storm and massive surf & # 39 ;. She is depicted with Mr Elsworth

The National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa said that Mrs. King's boat was hit on Monday at 3:00 pm by a & # 39; severe storm and massive surf & # 39 ;. She is depicted with Mr Elsworth

Mrs. King had posted updates on her Instagram page.

In her last film aboard the boat she said: & # 39; Wind up – sails away. The highs and lows can make you scream – wild coast: you beautiful beast. & # 39;

Officials are still investigating how Mrs. King died.

No messages have been posted on Evolve Abroad's social media channels that refer to Mrs. King's death.

No messages have been posted on Evolve Abroad's social media channels that refer to Mrs. King's death

No messages have been posted on Evolve Abroad's social media channels that refer to Mrs. King's death

No messages have been posted on Evolve Abroad's social media channels that refer to Mrs. King's death

A source said: & # 39; It is the most terrible tragedy that ends the life of a young woman who loved the world and had everything to live for & # 39;

A source said: & # 39; It is the most terrible tragedy that puts an end to the life of a young woman who loved the world and had everything to live for & # 39;

A source said: & # 39; It is the most terrible tragedy that ends the life of a young woman who loved the world and had everything to live for & # 39;

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