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searchsandownkayakerA kayaker that was found dead on Yaverland Beach during the Bestival weekend committed suicide, it has been deemed.

Dr Morgan Savage’s body was found strapped in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown on 11th September 2015, prompting a wide-scale search to rule out any other persons in trouble.

Mystery surrounded the identity of the deceased male for a number of weeks, however Police later managed to confirm the identity of the man as Morgan Savage, a doctor from Dublin.

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A post-mortem carried out in September initially proved inconclusive, however an inquest has heard how Dr Savage cut his jugular vein and suffered other wounds to his neck.

The reason for Dr Savage taking his own life has not been established.

The Island’s coroner, Caroline Sumeray has ruled the death a suicide.


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