South Scotland

Man, 77, who died on Burnmouth kayak trip is identified

Burnmouth harbour Image copyright Graham Robson
Image caption Mr Florkowski failed to return after setting off from Burnmouth

Police have named a 77-year-old man who died after failing to return from a kayak journey off south-east Scotland.

Emergency services were called out to search for Jerzy Florkowski, from Lancashire, at about 20:30 on Tuesday.

He had been reported as "overdue" having left Burnmouth earlier in the day.

He was found in the water close to the town and brought to the shore but died a short time later after attempts to revive him had failed.

Insp John Scott said: "This is a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts are with Jerzy's family as they come to terms with their loss."

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