Police release e-fit of kayaker last seen alive in Newhaven

Police have released an e-fit of a kayaker found dead on an Isle of Wight beach, who has yet to be identified. Photo courtesy of Hampshire Constabulary. SUS-150910-100000001
Police have released an e-fit of a kayaker found dead on an Isle of Wight beach, who has yet to be identified. Photo courtesy of Hampshire Constabulary. SUS-150910-100000001

Police have released an e-fit of a kayaker found dead on an Isle of Wight beach, who was last seen alive in Newhaven and is yet to be identified.

This latest appeal follows the release of CCTV images of the kayaker in Brighton Canoes, in Newhaven, at around 4pm on September 8 - three days before his body was found on Yaverland Beach, Sandown. He was described to have had an Irish accent.

Information has been shared in the force area of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, as well as in Sussex and Ireland, but police are no closer to identifying him as officers do not know where he lived or where he was originally from.

He was white, aged mid-20s to mid-30s, with blue eyes, dark hair, nice teeth and described as ‘well built’. He was wearing beige shorts and a blue zip-up jacket. His kayak was an inflatable yellow and black Sevylor.

The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing to try to establish the circumstances.

If you recognise the man in the e-fit image, or have any information that may help the investigation, call Newport CID on 101 (Hampshire), quoting 44150315983.

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