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Body found in Solent search for missing water scooter man

image copyrightHampshire Constabulary
image captionRescuers searched for Elezaj Shkelzen after his water scooter was found drifting
A body has been found in the search for a man who was reported missing when his water scooter was found adrift off the Hampshire coast.
Elezaj Shkelzen, 33, from Oxfordshire, was last seen on the craft leaving Lymington for Langstone Harbour at 18:00 BST on Tuesday.
Hampshire Constabulary said a body had been found in the Solent.
Officers said Mr Shkelzen's family had been informed but formal identification had not yet taken place.
A major search operation of the Solent, lasting 24 hours and involving a rescue helicopter, a coastguard plane, five lifeboats, a police marine unit and coastguard rescue teams, was suspended on Wednesday.
A mobile phone was found onboard the Yamaha Waverunner and its "kill cord" - or engine safety cut-out switch - was not attached.
image copyrightMaritime and Coastguard Agency
image captionThe water scooter had a "201 Langstone Harbour" sticker attached to it

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