MYSTERY still remains over the identity of a kayaker whose body was found on the Isle of Wight a fortnight ago.
The man – who is believed to have an Irish accent - was last seen at Brighton Canoes, in Newhaven, Sussex, at around 4pm on Tuesday, September 8.
A salesman at the shop confirmed to The Irish Post that the man visited the premises for 10 minutes on this day. He does not believe that the man lived locally.
Hampshire Police have appealed for help in identifying the man and released a CCTV image of the kayaker this week in order to help further their enquiries.
A Garda spokesman told The Irish Post that they had not yet been contacted by police in England regarding the investigation.
The body of the kayaker was found on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight on Friday, September 11.
Police were called at 7.20pm after the man was found in the kayak.
The man is described as white, believed to be in his mid-20s to mid-30s, with blue eyes and dark hair.
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.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
If you recognise the man from the description, or have any information that may help the investigation, please call 101 and ask for Newport CID.