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Police trying to identify man 'with an Irish accent' who was found dead in his kayak

A weeks-long investigation has not turned up any clues.

POLICE IN THE UK are still trying to identify a man weeks after his body was found washed up on a beach.

The deceased’s body was discovered in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown on the Isle of Wight on 11 September at 7.20pm.

PastedImage-59157 Source: The Isle of Wight and 'Newhaven' where the man was last seen.

Despite an appeal and a release of CCTV images, no clues as to his identity have been uncovered.


In their next bid to solve the mystery, detectives have issued an e-fit image of the kayaker.


He was last seen at Brighton Canoes in Newhaven, Sussex at about 4pm on 8 September. Those who remember him from that location say he had an Irish accent.

According to police today, “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.”

He is described as being white, in his mid-20s or 30s with blue eyes, dark hair and “nice teeth”. He was “well built” and wearing beige shorts and a blue zip-up jacket. The kayak was a yellow and black ‘blow up’ Sevylor Conrad.

The death is being treated as “unexplained” and the investigation continues.

More: Appeal to identify man ‘with Irish accent’ found dead in kayak

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