TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY COLETTE LARRABURU Frenchman Pierre Agnes, Global Head of Apparel, who is also responsible for Global Marketing for Quiksilver and Roxy, and for the Europe region, stands in his office on October 17, 2014, in Saint-Jean de luz. Agnes is taking on the title of President of Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes from Bob McKnight, will retire as a senior executive of the company effective Oct. 31. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZ (Photo credit should read IROZ GAIZKA/AFP/Getty Images)
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By Natasha Bach
January 31, 2018

Pierre Agnes, CEO of Boardriders, the parent company of surfwear brand Quiksilver, is still missing more than 24 hours after his boat washed up in a town not far from where he departed.

Agnes takes his boat out frequently in the mornings off the coast of Capbreton, in southwestern France, where he lives with his family. After setting sail Tuesday morning, Agnes reportedly sent a message to port authorities, explaining that due to thick fog he was delaying his return to shore. Winds were reportedly light, but big waves inhibited visibility.

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Not long after Agnes sent the message, his empty boat was found in Hossegor, a town not far from Capbreton. French authorities then deployed four vessels and four helicopters to search for Agnes. The search was suspended Tuesday evening, due to resume Wednesday morning.

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