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Body found in search for missing kayaker Dominic Jackson

Dominic Jackson (Police Scotland/PA Wire)
Dominic Jackson (Police Scotland/PA Wire)

A BODY has been found during the search operation to find missing kayaker Dominic Jackson.

The 35-year-old failed to return from a sea kayaking trip off the north coast of Aberdeenshire on Sunday.

A kayak believed to belong to Mr Jackson was found on Monday, and a body has now been discovered in the Lybster area.

It is yet to be identified.

Police said the last confirmed sighting of Mr Jackson was on Saturday morning between 10.30am and 11am in the Cullen area, and they have urged anyone with information to contact them.

Inspector Kevin Goldie, who has been leading this week’s police operation, said: “I can confirm that a body was discovered in the water near Lybster at around midday today 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.”

Mr Jackson’s sister Ellie, who lives in Australia, told the BBC: “It has been quite an ordeal for everyone and we are just so thankful that we finally have an outcome even if it is not the one we have all been praying for.

“I have felt all along that Dom has been at peace with whatever outcome has befallen him and would have accepted his fate in good spirits which was his nature.

“We have taken such strength from this international community of people who have come together at such a difficult time for Dom’s family and friends and all those who knew him.

“Our heartfelt thanks must go out to all the people on the ground that worked tirelessly together to look for my brother. I must also thank the thousands of well wishers and prayers from right around the world that have kept us all going through this ordeal.”