Mys­tery sur­rounds washed up kayak

The Oban Times - - Com­mu­nity News -

A BLACK kayak washed up at Earadale Point, south of Machri­han­ish, may have be­longed to an Ir­ish man who van­ished in Septem­ber.

Po­lice have re­leased de­tails of the black plas­tic craft dis­cov­ered last month near Earadale Point by a Kin­tyre man. It is al­most iden­ti­cal to the kayak miss­ing Car­rick­fer­gus man Robert Hanna, 47, was pad­dling off the coast of Is­lan­nd­magee on the af­ter­noon of Mon­day Septem­ber 28.

A Camp­bel­town po­lice spokesman said: ‘ When it was found a po­lice he­li­copter from Glas­gow was scram­bled and made a search two miles north and south of where the kayak was found.’

On the day he dis­ap­peared, Mr Hanna was not re­ported miss­ing for some hours un­til he failed to col­lect one of his chil­dren from school. A Po­lice Ser­vice of North­ern Ire­land su­per­in­ten­dent Ryan Hen­der­son said: ‘A kayak was found in the Camp­bel­town area on Oc­to­ber 18. We be­lieve it be­longs to Robert Hanna. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on-go­ing as we try to es­tab­lish what hap­pened to Mr Hanna.’

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