Tribute paid to lost fisherman
Almost 40 people attended a memorial service for missing fisherman Norman Bale last Sunday at Karratha Tavern.
Mr Bale went missing a month ago after he launched his boat from Karratha Back Beach to go crabbing.
There were tears of both sadness and laughter as family and friends remembered Mr Bale through photos, speeches and stories.
Four of Mr Bale’s family members were able to fly to Karratha from New South Wales thanks to donations made to a Go Fund Me page.
Some members from the Karratha State Emergency Service and police joined in paying tribute to Mr Bale.
The Go Fund Me page is still open for donations which will go towards the local volunteer groups who assisted in the search for Mr Bale.
Mr Bale’s sister Deb Bale thanked everyone who helped search and the Dampier Seafarers who fed those involved in the search effort.
Ms Bale also thanked those who set up and donated to the GoFundMe account as well as all the people who “prayed, loved, hoped and waited”.
Head to gofundme.com/2sg4mk4 to donate.
Some members of the Karratha SES and police joined family and friends of Norman Bale at a memorial last Sunday.