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Irish man who died in kayak in UK 'had stab wounds to neck and wrist'

Dr Morgan Savage (40) was found on a beach on the Isle of Wight in September.

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THE BODY OF an Irish man who died in his kayak in the UK in early September had injuries to his neck and wrist which “may have been made with a knife” according to the coroner for the Isle of Wight.

At an inquest yesterday into the death of Dr Morgan Savage (40) from Cork, the coroner for the island Caroline Sumeray ruled that the cause of death was a stab wound to the neck.

It’s understood that investigations are continuing but that Hampshire Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with Dr Savage’s death.

It had previously been suggested that the wounds suffered by the deceased could have been caused by a frenzy induced by hypothermia.

Dr Savage’s body was found strapped into his kayak on 11 September on Yaverland Beach on the island by a couple out walking.

It had been three days since he was last seen in the Sussex town of Newhaven where he purchased a yellow and black blow-up Sevylor Conrad kayak.

Dr Savage was not identified  for some time after his death as no identification could be found at the time of his body’s discovery.

He was officially identified by a family member on 19 October following a prolonged campaign in the national media by the police force.

Read: Police trying to identify man ‘with an Irish accent’ who was found dead in his kayak

Read: Inmate at Limerick prison found ‘in pool of blood’ in showers

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