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    UK - Isle of Wight, Male body in kayak on beach, Sep'15 - Morgan Savage

    Police are still trying to discover the identity of a kayaker whose body was found on a beach on the Isle of Wight. The man's body was found in the kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, on 11 September


    http://news.sky.com/story/1565935/po...-death-mystery
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    Grainy CCTV picture of him. Is he irish?

    http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/upd...dy-of-kayaker/

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    Does look Irish ! , I see it .

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    He had an Irish accent. I reckon he was living in the uk for a number of years and isn't in regular contact with family which is why he hasn't been reported missing.

    His clothes and the fact that he was able to buy a kayak for hundreds of pounds make me think he had an ok job and was middle class irish. Maybe he lived in London and got the train down south.

    This is in the Irish Independent newspaper so hopefully someone will recognise him soon.

    Edit - he bought the kayak in newhaven rather than brighton.
    Last edited by Ironside; 10-08-2015 at 05:51 PM.

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    From article on 14th September
    Police were called at 7.20pm after the man was found in the kayak washed up on a beach at Sandown.
    http://www.samfm.co.uk/southcoast/ne...isle-of-wight/



    From Island Echo article published on 22nd September (with 2nd CCTV pic)
    The unknown man was last seen at Brighton Canoes, in Newhaven, Sussex at around 16:00 on Tuesday 8th September
    He is believed to have had an Irish accent
    The man, who Police are struggling to identify, is described as white, approximately mid 20s-mid 30s with blue eyes and dark hair. He is said to have nice teeth and is well built. He was wearing a beige pair of shorts and a blue zip-up jacket.


    Island Echo understands a receipt found in the deceased’s shorts led Police to discovering his last known movements.

    Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call Newport CID on 101, quoting 44150315983.
    http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/cct...yaker-released

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    Map of Isle of Wight and distance from Newhaven shop

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


    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/appeal-ide...1.html#BwxrMNP

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    This article indicates he had other injuries....

    http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/13805...ree_weeks_ago/

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    There was a catamaran found empty at sea near Sussex a few days later wasn't there?

    Edit never mind it was a lot further up the coast than I thought. http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/n...or-lost-43849/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayaletcatcher View Post
    There was a catamaran found empty at sea near Sussex a few days later wasn't there?

    Edit never mind it was a lot further up the coast than I thought. http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/n...or-lost-43849/
    Interestingly, a black rucksack was found on the catamaran, and the missing man was wearing a black rucksack in the CCTV footage.

    EDITED TO ADD: ignore me, it seems that a backpack was found with the man in the kayak according to "The Argus" article

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyN View Post
    Interestingly, a black rucksack was found on the catamaran, and the missing man was wearing a black rucksack in the CCTV footage.

    EDITED TO ADD: ignore me, it seems that a backpack was found with the man in the kayak according to "The Argus" article
    Both quite strange stories tho huh.


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    I've been looking at Irish missing persons, and couldn't come up with anything.
    But kept looking back at Dean Roche http://www.missingpersons.ie/missing...on.html?mp=214 The circumstances are completly off, but something about the eyes, nose and stubble made me look twice.

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    The kayak guy was well built and had nice teeth, he looks very "middle class" to me. Dean Roche had big drug problems and looks pretty scrawny and his mum believes he was murdered. I see what you mean about the face being similar but doubt any connection.

    I've posted his picture on reddit in the hope someone irish might recognise him. Hampshire police posted a video today on facebook so we know he is still unidentified.
    https://www.facebook.com/22018596340...type=2&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/22018596340...type=2&theater

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    I think this is a suicide from another city or country who traveled to where he was found to conceal his identity. I believe he will eventually be identified, once his story is more widely publicized.

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    Hampshire Police are now saying he has now been identified.

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    IDENTITY OF DEAD KAYAKER CONFIRMED FOLLOWING APPEAL

    Today (Monday) Police have confirmed that the deceased’s next of kin have been informed of his death.
    Formal identification will now take place ahead of the man being named publicly.
    Hampshire Constabulary have said:

    “We would like to thank the public for all their assistance in sharing our appeal”.

    http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/ide...llowing-appeal

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