Police release image of kayaker last seen alive in Newhaven

Police are trying to identify a kayaker found dead on the Isle of Wight SUS-150923-172313001
Police are trying to identify a kayaker found dead on the Isle of Wight SUS-150923-172313001

Police trying to identify the body of a kayaker who was last seen alive in Newhaven have released a CCTV image of him.

The man was found dead in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, Isle of Wight at around 7.20pm on Friday (September 11).

He was last seen in Brighton Canoes, Newhaven, around 4pm three days earlier on Tuesday, September 8 and police are now trying to establish where he was and what he was doing during those three days.

He was white, believed to speak with an Irish accent, 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 currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to try to establish the circumstances.

If you recognise the man from the description or have any information that may help the investigation, please call 101 (Hampshire) and ask for Newport CID.

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