Miss­ing let­ters to kiter re­turned

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News -

A SON’S miss­ing let­ters to his dead fa­ther and lost Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions for a tree com­mem­o­rat­ing the death are back with the fam­ily of Marc Sprod.

The kitesurfer was killed at Tele­phone Box surf break off Marine Pa­rade in Cottes­loe in 2013.

“A guy came in to the coun­cil, looked to be in his late 50s, and dumped a bag say­ing ‘I think you need this’, and walked off,” Se­nior Ranger Ernie Po­lis said.

The coun­cil re­cy­cling bags con­tained let­ters writ­ten by Mr Sprod’s son Milo (5), hand-made notes and memo­ri­als, dec­o­ra­tions, shells placed at the tree by friends and photographs of Mr Sprod, all of which were taken from the tree with­out per­mis­sion in early De­cem­ber.

Mr Sprod’s part­ner Margot Malone ap­pealed in the Western Sub­urbs Weekly on De­cem­ber 19 for the items to be re­turned anony­mously.

“We’re just so grate­ful they are back, as they mean a lot to us, be­cause the tree is the place where Milo goes to con­nect with his fa­ther,” Ms Malone said.

She also also thanked Mr Po­lis, the coun­cil and the man who re­turned the items.

Se­nior Ranger Ernie Po­lis with the re­turned items.

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