The Scottish kayaker dies in South Africa when the body was found tied to the boat after disappearing

The body of a SCOTS kayaker was found after he disappeared off the coast of South Africa.

The 46-year-old man was discovered while he was tied to his boat five miles off the coast of Cape Town.

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A Scottish kayaker has died in South Africa (archive image)Credit: Alamy Live News

He was reported missing after not returning from a surf ski trip.

David Rosenberg, deputy station commander of the city’s NSRI Bakoven Coast Guard, says the death was a “tragic accident”.

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He said, “It appears the man was paddling on a surf ski.

“After a scheduled deadline was not met, the alarm was triggered.

“All the signs indicated that the man is most likely missing at sea.

“No stone was left unturned in determining the whereabouts of the missing man.

Mr. Rosenburg reveals that the victim was a “Scottish citizen” who has lived in Johannesburg and the suburb of Camps Bay in Cape Town for “many years”.

He was reported missing just before 7 p.m. on Friday.

A life chopper and three lifeboats were mixed up to find him.

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But the crews made the grim find yesterday morning.

Police say the incident is not being treated as a suspect.

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