Richard Branson is an influential chap and when he heard his mate Steve Fosset has disappeared he has immediately jumped to action to see what he could do.
Fosset is lost somewhere following a suspected plane crash so Branson went straight to Google and asked them if they could use their satellite imagery to find him. No doubt he has offered to pay for this as well.
The bearded wonder - hope he stands for PM
Good old Branson... oh yeah, another Branson mention. I read in GQ that he was interviewed by Piers Morgan. Morgan asked him if he had asked Captain Kirk (William Shatner) if he would go on the first Virgin Space flight. Apparently the Captain declined, saying he was scared of going into space as it was not safe. ha ha ha ha... it's life Jim, but not as we know it.