Missing kayaker?

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Tue May 12, 2020 10:44 am

Has anyone heard about this?
Two days ago. If they hadn't found anything 2 days ago, a dead story...or kayaker.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zeal ... rbour.html

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12330882
Police are urgently trying to find the owner of a kayak that was abandoned off the coast of Auckland.

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Tue May 12, 2020 10:48 am

Good reminder to name anything, I'll be doing that to my yak!

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Tue May 12, 2020 10:56 am

Found safe... :)
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Tue May 12, 2020 5:45 pm

Name on kayak , with radio number /cell phone number . Learn self rescue , practice it !!!! That yak and gear on board looks to be a bit of a mission to get right way up. Stay with yak. Use your communication devices / cell phone if you can , VHF RADIO that is fixed to your jacket. In bad weather it is going to be hard. Use the power of positive thinking, you will need to in the time of need. Tell some person your intentions, take a mate. Yes I fish a lot by myself as others do just always be aware of your situation. When fishing by yourself think more of drifting rather than anchoring to the big base.
In trouble cut away anything obstructing your re-entry without hesitation . When the cold sets in or you get a bit tired you 'WILL' give up.
Again learn to self rescue !!

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Tue May 12, 2020 8:53 pm

I'm glad to hear they're okay. I know that stretch of water well. I use to kayak fish in that channel. When the tide is in full swing it is really difficult to paddle back to shore.

I noticed the police helicopter flying over our neighbourhood on Sunday. But I thought it was some cheeky hua getting up to no good. :D
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Tue May 12, 2020 9:12 pm

Thanks Al. There is a record kept of kayak incidents going back a couple of decades and the record keeper contacted me and knowing it was fishing related, here was an obvious place to start asking.

Thanks again.

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Wed May 13, 2020 9:11 am

The media must've lost interest when he was found pretty quickly. Seems these days they only report on doom and gloom (or if he'd been found alive after floating for a few hours).

From memory, I saw an update that said he'd made it to shore and headed home. He was tracked down via his cell phone which was still on board his kayak.
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