Kayak belonging to missing Co. Antrim man Robert Hanna found in Scotland

Kayak belonging to missing Co. Antrim man Robert Hanna found in Scotland

A KAYAK belonging to a Co. Antrim man who has been missing for more than five weeks has been found on the Scottish coast.

Robert Hanna, 47, from Carrickfergus, went missing off the coast of Islandmagee after going on a kayaking trip on September 28, and has since failed to return home.

Police confirmed that his kayak was discovered near Campbeltown in Scotland two weeks ago, but the information has only just been released to the public.


Mr Hanna, a father-of-three, was first reported missing after he failed to pick up one of his children from school.

He was last seen wearing a black life jacket and wet suit when he disappeared in water off Portmuck around 1.30pm on September 28.

An extensive air and sea search was carried out but nothing was found.

PSNI Supt Ryan Henderson said: "A kayak was found in the Campbeltown area of Scotland on 18 October. We believe that it belongs to Robert Hanna.

"The investigation is ongoing to try and establish what has happened to Mr Hanna and we have endeavoured to update the family at every opportunity, including when the kayak was found, as we are aware how hard this is for them," he said.

Anyone with information that may assist us the enquiries should contact the PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.

This comes just weeks after the body of another kayaker was found Isle of Wight beach on September 11.

The deceased man was later identified as Cork doctor Morgan Savage after a five-week national campaign for information.