bodø - The police in Norway found the kayak of the missing Dutchman Arjen Kamphuis. The canoe was in the area where other things of his have been discovered before. What these are, the police do not want to say yet. According to good friend Ancilla van de Leest, there would be identity papers from Kamphuis.
The canoe was discovered according to the police during a search that followed the discovery of those items. A fisherman discovered that, near the coast near the Kvænflåget, a small mountain between Fauske and Rognan. That is east of Bodø, the place where Kamphuis was on vacation. He is missing since August 20.
It was already known that Kamphuis had bought a folding kayak in the Netherlands for his holiday to go kayaking at the fjords of Norway. The police think Kamphuis may have taken the kayak into a dark bag. When he checked out of the hotel in Bodø on August 20, he was in possession of two dark bags, the police say. The weight of the foldable kayak is 15 kilos.
The Kamphuis family had not heard what things were found on Thursday morning, but said to be happy that Kamphuis was being looked for in detail. 'They are now looking in a larger area. There are also three different services involved with the case. We are happy with it and feel that we are working hard to find him, 'said a spokeswoman for the family. 'There are a lot of open questions at the moment, and we therefore certainly have good hope. '
Since Sunday two Dutch agents in Bodø are also helping with the investigation. The missing cybersecurity specialist lives and works in Amsterdam and would return to the Netherlands on 22 August.