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Solent crews find body in search for missing kayaker

Lee-on-the-Solent Image copyright Kevin Legg
Image caption The coastguard helicopter, Hampshire police and lifeboat teams searched areas of the Solent for the missing kayaker

A body has been found in the search for a kayaker who went missing in the Solent.

Hampshire Police confirmed the discovery, but said the body had not been formally identified.

The family of Stephen Taylor, 54, of Newbroke Road, Gosport, has been informed.

A coastguard search was sparked when Mr Taylor, an experienced kayaker, failed to return home after leaving Lee-on-the-Solent on Saturday.

He was heading to Lepe beach in a blue kayak.

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