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Search for missing Quiksilver CEO called off a day after his boat washed ashore empty

Search for missing Quiksilver CEO called off a day after his boat washed ashore empty

French authorities on Wednesday called off a two-day search and rescue operation for the chief executive of the California-based surfwear company Quiksilver after his motorboat washed up empty on a beach near Hossegor, north of the coastal resort of Biarritz, the previous day.

Pierre Agnes, 54, had gone out on a solo fishing trip, as he often did. He went out in his 36-foot boat, the Mascaret III, about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. He later contacted the local port authorities to say he was delaying his return because of heavy fog. His overturned vessel was found on...

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