Abandoned kayak washes up
Scott Donaldson’s doned kayak has found.
Donaldson 44, tried to cross the Tasman alone in a kayak in July but quit just 74 kilometres off the Taranaki coast after he suffered head and chest injuries and weather conditions deteriorated.
His kayak was located on a beach at an Oeo farm in South Taranaki about 1pm on August 27.
Farmer Troy Stevenson said he had seen a helicopter land at the beach and had gone down for a look.
People in the helicopter abanbeen spotted the kayak, he said.
He said the kayak had ‘‘Double Ditch’’, the name of Donaldson’s crossing attempt, written on the side.
WASHED UP: Scott Donaldson’s kayak was found late last month washed up on a South Taranaki beach after he abandoned his attempt to cross the Tasman in July.