Search called off for missing kayaker 25 hours after capsize

Emergency services were called to coast off the Isle of Jura after the incident at around 3.30pm on Friday.

Search called off for missing kayaker 25 hours after capsize at Isle of Jura © Google Maps 2024

A search has been called off for a missing kayaker who got into trouble off the Isle of Jura.

Emergency services were called after two kayaks capsized near the Gulf of Corryvreckan, at around 3.30pm on Friday.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed that one of the kayakers “self recovered”.

A search was launched by Coastguard Rescue Teams, Oban and Isla lifeboats, and the Coastguard helicopter for the second kayaker, but was called off on Saturday at around 5pm.

Police confirmed the kayaker’s family had been informed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On the afternoon of Friday, February 24, 2023, officers received a report of a kayak having capsized near the Gulf of Corryvreckan, off the Isle of Jura, around 3.30pm.

“Searches have been discontinued, and the next of kin have been informed.”

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said: “Over the weekend HM Coastguard has been responding to reports of a missing kayaker in the Gulf of Corryvreckan.

“Just before 5pm on February 24 we were notified that two kayaks had capsized, with one of the kayakers self-recovering.

“Extensive searches for the second kayaker were conducted by the Jura and Port Charlotte Coastguard Rescue Teams, Oban and Isla lifeboats, the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick and vessels in the vicinity of the incident.

“The Coastguard’s involvement with the search terminated [Saturday, February 25] at around 5pm.”

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