Missing Yakker

Just seen this story. Hope the all ends well.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/15802041/police-launch-search-for-kayaker/

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Know any bearded and

Thu, 2013-01-10 10:59

Know any bearded and toothless yakers?

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Found apparently

Thu, 2013-01-10 11:27

Found apparently

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Alive I might add...

Thu, 2013-01-10 11:33

Alive I might add...

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GPS Unit

Thu, 2013-01-10 11:36

I wonder if the GPS unit was working and has a track on it. Suppose depends on the type of unit. If no power how long do they normally run for before battery runs out.

Given the weather the last few days not sure why someone would be out.

Hope all ends well

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Police have been notified

Thu, 2013-01-10 11:36

 Kayak was apparently lost last weekend, and not reported..

 

 

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WTF. Mandurahs 97.3 Coast FM

Thu, 2013-01-10 17:12

WTF.
Mandurahs 97.3 Coast FM had this to say on facebook after just reporting a full scale search had been launched..

"Mandurah Mail reports kayaker reported to be safe and sound and currently in the Bunbury Mail offices sharing their amazing story!"
They made it sound like a dramatic rescue had just happened!

Do you have any details on how it happened Brett?

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Not happy

Thu, 2013-01-10 11:43

This is not the first time this has happened. We get a lot of Kayaks and dingies that have come adrift from boats at Rotto and not reported and as they have no registration or contact details we have to commence full search just incase.

The owner should be made to pay to bill for the search or at least have the Kayak confiscated to teach him/her a lesson.

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Yeah i would imagine

Thu, 2013-01-10 12:10

 It must be frustrating..

 

We will be running an info campaign on Yakfishwest getting people to be aware of this, and even writing name and contact  info on our yaks. Ive been in touch with water police today regarding this and weve got them in touch with the owner. We'll certainly do whatever we can to prevent this kind of thing happening again with our members.

 

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good idea having contact details on yak

Thu, 2013-01-10 14:52

thats a realy good idea it can save a bit of heart pulpatations

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heres an idea-make all

Thu, 2013-01-10 17:23

heres an idea-make all UNPOWERED craft registered, reduce the fee for POWERED vessels as there will be a larger revenue base and then all yaks will be identified-and IM NOT a fan of increased regulation/rules/laws etc!

How hard is it to write your name and number with a texta on your kayak?

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 is travis from this

Thu, 2013-01-10 18:11

 is travis from this forum.... bunbury boy........ didnt have lifejackets with them..... bloody idiots