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Irish Kayaker found dead in UK ‘had stab wounds on neck’

Published 28/10/2015 | 08:26

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 body of an Irish kayaker found dead in the UK had injuries to his neck which may have been cause by a knife, an inquest heard.

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40-year-old Morgan Savage’s body washed up on the Isle of White, prompting a month-long quest to identify him.

His body was found strapped into a kayak that washed ashore on September 11th.

Police discovered he rented the kayak in Newhaven three days earlier and issued his description in a bid to identify him – including the fact he had an Irish accent.

An inquest yesterday heard that the Dublin doctor had injuries to his left wrist and to the right side of his neck, which were possibly caused by a knife.

A police spokesperson said the death is still being treated as unexplained – however officers were still awaiting the results of further tests.

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