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Missing Kayaker

Postby maverick » 14 Apr 2019, 15:24

At Somers this morning. Apparently still missing.

My wife and I saw 2 guys launching short cheapie fishing yaks this morning at Somers and I mentioned to her that it was a crap day to be going out in those. As soon as the tide turned it was going to turn to shite and no where to get back safely due to the exposed rocks at Somers.

Unfortunately my dogs headed the other way, so I didn't stop to say hello. Bugger, hope it wasn't one of them. My wife just mentioned the guy in the green yak wasn't wearing a pfd, when she walked past...

And yet the message doesn't seem to get through.

Hope they find the person alive.

https://www.police.vic.gov.au/search-missing-kayaker-somers?fbclid=IwAR3x5HtjTedp39H8ZstowsFCrHWFM1KyQ62GGEZFpF3bdyQub7IS-TU161k
Well past the edge, almost at the point of no return.
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby 4liters » 14 Apr 2019, 18:28

Apparently the search got called off.

The guy who made it back said his mate left his pfd in the car and couldn’t be bothered going back for it
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby Kiwidundee » 14 Apr 2019, 19:09

I just read sadly they have found his body.
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby placcymarauder » 14 Apr 2019, 19:10

Sad to say but the police retrieved a body about 3.30 this arvo.
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby laneends » 14 Apr 2019, 19:14

So sad when this unnecessary sort of thing happens, and conditions were predicted to be even worse.
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby peatop » 14 Apr 2019, 20:06

I have now seen the same guy on a glass yak paddling up and down the barwon, even past him once on his way out the mouth, he never wears a PFD :wtf: on a couple of occasions I've launched and then noticed I've not doned the PFD it's anoying but i always head straight in for it.

It's a shame that people think it will never happen to them, when the statistics prove otherwise! I feel sorry for the people he leaves behind :cry:
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby 4liters » 14 Apr 2019, 20:29

peatop wrote:I have now seen the same guy on a glass yak paddling up and down the barwon, even past him once on his way out the mouth, he never wears a PFD :wtf:


If it’s the guy I’m thinking of he probably doesn’t need one
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby peatop » 14 Apr 2019, 20:33

4liters wrote:
peatop wrote:I have now seen the same guy on a glass yak paddling up and down the barwon, even past him once on his way out the mouth, he never wears a PFD :wtf:


If it’s the guy I’m thinking of he probably doesn’t need one

What, let him drown you think?
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby 4liters » 14 Apr 2019, 20:41

peatop wrote:
4liters wrote:
peatop wrote:I have now seen the same guy on a glass yak paddling up and down the barwon, even past him once on his way out the mouth, he never wears a PFD :wtf:


If it’s the guy I’m thinking of he probably doesn’t need one

What, let him drown you think?

No, just an exceptionally fit swimmer
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Re: Missing Kayaker

Postby spider25160 » 15 Apr 2019, 20:18

4liters wrote:
peatop wrote:
4liters wrote:
If it’s the guy I’m thinking of he probably doesn’t need one

What, let him drown you think?

No, just an exceptionally fit swimmer

Not this time tho
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