Police have confirmed that 33-year-old Elezaj Shkelzen from Oxfordshire is the man at the centre of a major missing person search following the discovery of a jet ski in the Solent on Tuesday.
Elezaj was last seen on a jet ski leaving Lymington for Langstone Harbour at 18:00 on Tuesday 4th August.
Just before 20:00 on the same evening, a tanker alert Solent Coastguard to the discovery of a personal watercraft (PWC) adrift off Stokes Bay.
A major search and rescue operation was launched but nothing has been found to date.
Now, Hampshire Constabulary have identified the missing man and are appealing for help from the public.
Elezaj is described as wearing a light grey and white hoody, dark Adidas shorts and a camouflage waterproof jacket. He may have had an orange life-jacket with him.
Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a jet ski being ridden in the Solent between Milford-On-Sea and Stokes Bay.
If you see him, or think you may have seen him since 18:00 on Tuesday, call Police on 101, quoting 44200293979.