Wednesday 7 December 2016

Police appeal for help in identifying body of mystery kayaker 'with Irish accent' who used the name 'Morgan Savage'

Geraldine Gittens

Published 15/10/2015 | 18:28

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

Police in England are appealing for help in identifying a man whose body was found on a beach last month.

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The man’s identity remains a mystery despite the fact that an e-fit of the man, aged in his 20s or 30s, was issued.

The man’s body was found in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, on September 11.

Police believe the man used the name Morgan Savage, but they have been unable to unearth his identity any further.

“We don’t know whether that’s his real name or not. We’ve done a lot of work on social media to try and track down a Morgan Savage in Ireland but we haven’t had any luck,” a police spokesperson told RTE’s Drivetime.

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.

“It would appear the man that bought the kayak was Irish.”

 “[A staff member at the kayak shop] engaged the chap in conversation… and they had a long chat about Dublin, and he seemed to be very knowledgeable about Dublin.”

“This might have been his first kayak that he was buying,” the police spokesperson added.

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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