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Identity of kayaker 'with Irish accent' remains a mystery after body found on beach

Published 08/10/2015 | 11:31

Efit issued by Hampshire Police of a man aged in his 20s or 30s, whose body was found in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, on September 11. Photo: Hampshire Police/PA Wire
Efit issued by Hampshire Police of a man aged in his 20s or 30s, whose body was found in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, on September 11. Photo: Hampshire Police/PA Wire

The identity of a kayaker who was found on a beach almost a month ago remains a mystery with police renewing their appeal for help.

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Hampshire Police have issued an e-fit of the man, aged in his 20s or 30s, whose body was found in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, on September 11.

The man was last seen at Brighton Canoes, in Newhaven, East Sussex, at around 4pm on September 8, where he was described to have had an Irish accent.

A police spokesman said: "Information has been shared in the force area of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, as well as in Sussex and Ireland, however we are no closer to identifying the man and need the public's help.

"We do not know where the man lived, or where he was originally from.

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

The man is described as white, approximately aged mid 20s to mid 30s, blue eyes, dark hair, "nice teeth", well built, and he was wearing beige shorts and a blue zip-up jacket.

The kayak was a yellow and black inflatable Sevylor Conrad.

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