Hunt for missing kayaker continues

Jason Chung Yai-Ho

Jason Chung Yai-Ho

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SEARCHES have continued for a kayaker who has been missing in the Highlands for five days.

Police named the missing man as 39-year-old Jason Chung Yai-ho, from Glasgow, who was last seen in his inflatable red kayak on Wednesday evening at Traigh beach near Arisaig.

He had been warned by a police officer and a volunteer lifeboat crewman about the dangerous sea conditions.

His red 2003-registered Toyota Corrolla was found parked in the area and has been recovered by police.

Two lifeboats, coastguard rescue teams and helicopter and police search dog teams have been involved in the search.

The helicopter search was stood down on Thursday night but coastal searches from Mallaig to Gortenachullish continued.

Mr Chung Yai-Ho is described as being 5ft 8in tall with short dark hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black waterproof jacket, black waterproof trousers and a black buoyancy aid.

A Police Scotland spokesman said there had been further searches over the weekend co-ordinated by police based in Fort William.

He added: “Local officers will be supported by specialist search teams and dog units. Further assistance will be provided by HM Coastguard and the Lochaber mountain rescue team.

“If anyone has seen Jason or has any information regarding his current whereabouts or movements prior to when he was last seen on Traigh beach, they are urged to contact police on 101.”

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