Missing letters to kiter returned
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.