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Accident on the swan today

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Created by Sparky Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
Sparky
WA, 851 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:18PM
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I hope it isn't true but the news websites are reporting a boat hitting a windsurfer today. Suggestions it may be Windtech Neil. I really hope this is a false report.

Whitey76
WA, 37 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:22PM
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Confirm Its Neil, same injury as Peter mac. In royal perth now

remery
WA, 346 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:23PM
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Windsurfing WA Facebook comment are saying its Neil. All the best mate, get well soon.

Sparky
WA, 851 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:32PM
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He has commented to me recently that the boats are getting out of hand, then this happens.

catchmeifucan
WA, 18 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:33PM
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I'm shocked, second person this year.
Wishing you speedy recovery!

R1DER
WA, 1183 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:46PM
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Oh no ! Hope the old boy is OK now.

Windxtasy
WA, 3869 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 9:20PM
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Piecing together the bits of information that have come in
Neil Scheltema was hit by a boat this afternoon and has broken either his patella or femur or both and is in hospital to have surgery tonight.
His sail and broken board (without Neil) were found by another boatie and reported it to the water police.
Water police brought the gear to Pelican Point and JJ and Neil's son have recovered it and driven his vehicle home.
Neil's relatives are with him at the hospital.
Neil was the one who reported Petermac's similar incident to us only a couple of months ago, and was encouraging us all to be very vigilant around boats. It is hard to believe this has happened to him.

Neil, we wish you a full and speedy recovery.

Be very vigilant around boating channels everyone!

Nosejob
WA, 9 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 7:19PM
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Best wishes to Neil for full recovery.



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