Kayaker Dominic Jackson went missing in north-east Scotland

Kayaker Dominic Jackson went missing in north-east Scotland

Police searching for a missing sea kayaker have found a body.

Police Scotland have informed the family of Dominic Jackson, who has not been seen since Saturday when he was heading for a paddling trip.

Officers had earlier in the week found what they believed was the 35-year-old’s boat.

A police spokesperson said: “Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity. However, Mr Jackson’s family have been informed of the development.”

Inspector Kevin Goldie, who has been leading the police operation, said: “I can confirm that a body was discovered in the water near Lybster at around midday today, Thursday, during air searches by the Police Scotland helicopter. Wick lifeboat was also launched to assist.

“Formal identification has yet to take place. However, the family of missing person Dominic Jackson has been updated and we are liaising closely with them.

“Further information will be released when available.”

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