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deadkayakerefitPolice are continuing their investigations to identify a man who was found dead in his kayak on Yaverland Beach in Sandown some 4 weeks ago.

In the hope someone may recognise him, Hampshire Constabulary have released an e-fit image of the unidentified deceased male who was last seen at Brighton Canoes in Newhaven, Sussex on 8th September where he purchased the black and yellow kayak he was discovered in.

As previously reported by Island Echo, the body was found in a kayak at Yaverland by passers-by on the evening of Friday 11th September, prompting a large scale search and rescue operation. The deceased’s body had several cuts, leading Police to believing the death may have been a suicide.

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The unknown male is described as white with a possible Irish accent, approximately mid 20s-mid 30s with blue eyes and dark hair. He is said to have nice teeth and was well built. He was wearing a biege pair of shorts and a blue zip-up jacket.

Inquiries have found that the man may have been studying in the Brighton area. Police have been in touch with Garda Police in Ireland, but this had not led to any new leads.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call Newport CID on 101, quoting 44150315983.

Last month Police released CCTV images captured in Sussex, included below.


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