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Empty kayak found on River Avon in Saltford

Police are trying to trace the owner of a kayak found empty floating on the River Avon in Saltford.

The blue and white kayak was spotted floating on its side by a member of the public at 12.30 this afternoon.

Police say there's nothing to suggest anyone was in the kayak or is currently missing but they want to locate its owner to confirm no-one is in danger.

A search of the area has taken place and enquiries have been made with local boating clubs.

Anyone with information which may help trace the owner is being asked to call 101 and quote log number 337 of 1 December.

Capsized kayak discovered off Devon coast

Capsized kayak sparks search off Devon coast Credit: HM Coastguard

Falmouth coastguard is appealing for information after a capsized kayak was discovered off the Devon coast.

The distinctive camouflaged vessel was found one mile south east of Start Point yesterday.

It was submerged in the water, with a paddle attached and a jacket stowed onboard.

An air and sea search was carried out but there was no sightings of anyone in the water.

After the kayak was reported to us an air and sea search involving Salcombe RNLI Lifeboats, Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was carried out.

A thorough search of the area was carried out with no sightings of anyone in the water. The kayak was submerged in the water, with a paddle attached and a jacket stowed onboard.

There were no details of the owner and no indication of where it had come from.

The capsized kayak has since been recovered. If you have any information at all related to found kayak please contact Falmouth Coastguard.

– HM Coastguard

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