Body of kayaker found on Isle of Wight beach

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The body of a kayaker has been found on a beach on the Isle of Wight.

Police were called to Yaverland Beach, Sandown, at around 7.20pm on Friday after the man, believed to be aged in his mid-30s, was found in the kayak.

His identity is not yet known and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained, and Hampshire police are conducting inquiries to establish the circumstances.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and ask for Newport CID.

Picture of emergency services at the scene by Jason Kay