Kayaker missing on the River Medway – man named

Emergency services were called out last night after the family of a 46-year-old Londoner reported him missing and an empty kayak was found by the inshore lifeboat drifting on the River Medway. A Coastguard spokesman said: “Despite an intensive search from Rochester to the Kingsnorth Power Station we have been unable to locate the missing kayaker.”

FURTHER UPDATE: The kayaker has been named as Dale Vivian, general manager of a company based on the Medway City Estate. A post portem revealed he died of natural causes.

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