Man injured after hit and run in Sydney Harbour

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M24
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Man injured after hit and run in Sydney Harbour

Postby M24 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:49 pm

Although not a kayaker, this fisherman in his tinny collided with a powerboat sustaining serious injuries. As a regular paddler in the harbour I am very aware of the risk of being run over - particularly during the busy summer season when alcohol and inexperience is coupled with too much wealth! My strategy is to think like a cyclist on a busy road - wear fluorescent clothing during the day, flashing lights at night and assume that the other vehicle/boat hasn't seen you.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/video ... run/#page1
http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/lates ... w9MQ%3D%3D

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Re: Man injured after hit and run in Sydney Harbour

Postby Mark Sundin » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:44 pm

My theory on this? Hardly any tiniest or jet skis on the outside bit of the harbour. Nature provides a few more challenges, but idiots are less frequent....M


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