Body found after empty kayak seen floating in water off Isle of Mull

The RNLI lifeboat was involved in the search. Picture:PA
The RNLI lifeboat was involved in the search. Picture:PA
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A man's body has been recovered following a major search after an empty kayak was spotted floating in the water.

A rescue operation was launched late on Tuesday evening when a member of the public saw the kayak with no-one in it off Fidden campsite on the Isle of Mull.

Coastguard teams and the Tobermory RNLI all-weather lifeboat carried out searches but found no trace of anyone.

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On Wednesday morning, the Stornoway coastguard helicopter and the Oban RNLI lifeboat were also involved in the search.

The body of a man was recovered from the water at around 11.52am on Wednesday.

Police said investigations are under way to identify him.

A police spokesman said: "The body of a man was recovered from the water following a search by the coastguard rescue helicopter and Oban RNLI lifeboat.

"Police inquiries are ongoing to identify the man and trace his family."