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Lost: 11m North Neo kite, bar and lines - Melville river

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Created by gdmclean A week ago, 12 Nov 2017
gdmclean
WA, 30 posts
12 Nov 2017 5:55PM
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Hey guys i was out kiting this afternoon at Melville around 330pm when i got into trouble and had to release everything. Was about 500m -700m out and the kite may have washed up at Crawley near Matilda Bay reserve, or somewhere along Mounts Bay road side of Narrows bridge.

Apparently 2 guys on a boat brought it in and asked around but at that stage i was still either swimming back to shore or driving around. Anyway if you know anyone that has found an 11m blue North Neo kite with bar and lines plz pm me. Willing to pay reward.

Also big thanks to Ryan who scooped up my twintip while I swam back. One less thing to look for. My gear looks like this.







Livit
WA, 331 posts
12 Nov 2017 7:16PM
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Check with water police, maybe the guys who picked it up will drop it off there

ReefWalker
WA, 13 posts
12 Nov 2017 7:38PM
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Hey Dude.
I just got a call from my old man who was the person on the boat who found your kite out in the middle of the river. He has all your gear and if you PM me I'll give you his mobile number.

Whilst on the phone to him, I checked this forum, so he is currently calling the water police to let them know you are ok. Up until not long ago the Police were searching the river with a number of other boats (including my folks) looking for you.

Glad you are ok.
Jase


gdmclean
WA, 30 posts
12 Nov 2017 8:06PM
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Omg thanks Jase.

I did call the police at around 5pm to cancel any missing persons report. I was at Matilda Bay reserve and folks there told me to let police know I was ok.

Ill pm you now.

gdmclean
WA, 30 posts
12 Nov 2017 10:03PM
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Livit said..
Check with water police, maybe the guys who picked it up will drop it off there



Just picked up my gear from the Water Police. Cheers Livit!

The guys on the boat who found my kite in the river found someone elses board 100m away and assumed it was mine. There was a search party of a few boats for 1.5 hours Thanks to those who looked for me. Feel bad peeps wasted their time. Will post full story somewhere else. Was a hell of a day.

coopdegrace
4 posts
13 Nov 2017 8:35AM
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gdmclean said..

Livit said..
Check with water police, maybe the guys who picked it up will drop it off there




Just picked up my gear from the Water Police. Cheers Livit!

The guys on the boat who found my kite in the river found someone elses board 100m away and assumed it was mine. There was a search party of a few boats for 1.5 hours Thanks to those who looked for me. Feel bad peeps wasted their time. Will post full story somewhere else. Was a hell of a day.


Hey gdmclean and reefclean,

Just wondering if the board found was a Airush twin tip by any chance? ? I lost mine out at Melville Sunday afternoon also.

Cheers for any info

cbulota
WA, 1099 posts
13 Nov 2017 10:04AM
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Hi all, if you don't have this number in your phone please put it in now. WA Water Police (08) 9442 8600. Please immediately contact water police if you become separated from your kite (or if you see someone separated from their kite) and it's drifting away from the shore. A drifting kite will always be considered as a missing person case by the authorities so please report it ASAP.

gdmclean
WA, 30 posts
Monday , 13 Nov 2017 2:42PM
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coopdegrace said..

gdmclean said..


Livit said..
Check with water police, maybe the guys who picked it up will drop it off there





Just picked up my gear from the Water Police. Cheers Livit!

The guys on the boat who found my kite in the river found someone elses board 100m away and assumed it was mine. There was a search party of a few boats for 1.5 hours Thanks to those who looked for me. Feel bad peeps wasted their time. Will post full story somewhere else. Was a hell of a day.



Hey gdmclean and reefclean,

Just wondering if the board found was a Airush twin tip by any chance? ? I lost mine out at Melville Sunday afternoon also.

Cheers for any info


hey mate,
yeah they have your board. I saw it there with my gear. The water police are open til midnight. They will ask you to describe it etc so they are assured someone isnt trying to get a freebie :)

coopdegrace
4 posts
Tuesday , 14 Nov 2017 1:43PM
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Cheers,

Picked it up last night

I'll be putting my contact details on it before I head out next



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