Body Of Missing Kayaker Found Off Clacton Coast

25 July 2016, 06:39 | Updated: 25 July 2016, 07:18

coastguard helicopter

The body of kayaker has been recovered after he went missing off the coast of Clacton.

The man fell out of the small craft off Jaywick early on Sunday evening.

A Coastguard helicopter and the Clacton lifeboat have been leading the search since the alarm was raised shortly before 5.30pm.

The kayak was found washed up on rocks and then the man's body was later discovered.

Essex Police said: "A man's body was recovered by the coastguard just before 10pm.

"The body has been identified as that of the missing kayaker, a 21 year-old local man

"His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner".