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Appeal to identify man 'with Irish accent' found dead in kayak

Police said the man was aged between his mid-20s and mid-30s.

POLICE IN the south of England say they’re still trying to trace the identity of a man said to have spoken with an Irish accent who was found dead in a kayak on a beach on the Isle of Wight.

According to Hampshire Constabulary, who are responsible for policing the island, the man’s body was found on Friday 11 September.

He had last been seen alive at Newhaven in Sussex – along the coast to the west – three days previously, at a business called Brighton Canoes.

“He is believed to have had an Irish accent,” a police statement said.

Officers gave this description of the man, who was said to be in his mid-20s to mid-30s:

- White
- Blue Eyes
- Dark hair
- Nice teeth

He was described as ‘well built’ and was wearing beige shorts and a blue zip-up jacket. The kayak was a yellow and black ‘blow up’ Sevylor Conrad.

map9 The Isle of Wight and 'Newhaven' where the man was last seen. Source: Google Streetview

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing to try to establish the circumstances,” police said.

Numbers to contact Hampshire Constabulary can be found on their website.

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