The body of the 63-year-old from Godalming was found close to the East Cowes shore and a yacht linked to his death has been located.
The man has been named as Nigel Robert Greenyer.
His body was found on Sunday 29 November. Hampshire police received a call alerting them of the discovery near the floating bridge, the ferry link between East Cowes and Cowes. The cause of death is currently treated as unexplained.
The Cowes RNLI later found a yacht that they believe is linked to Mr Greenyer’s.
“The Cowes RNLI lifeboat was launched to search for a yacht following the discovery of a body of a man close to the East Cowes shore of the River Medina, a few metres from the floating bridge.”, the Cowes RNLI said in a statement.
“The search for the boat was under the direction of Solent Coastguard — taking part were a Cowes Harbour Commission launch and onshore coastguards from Newport and Bembridge.
“Meanwhile the police, initially supported by a police launch, were carrying out detailed investigations in the area where the body was found.
“Later, the lifeboat crew heard that the yacht from which the man was thought to have come was discovered in Cowes Yacht Haven.
“It was ascertained no-one else from the yacht was missing.”
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