09-02-2004, 08:46 AM #1Former Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- In heels
American canoeist ill equipped for ocean protest!
AN American canoeist has again set sail for Indonesia, apparently in a protest against Prime Minister John Howard and US President George W. Bush.
Northern Territory police yesterday launched a huge air search for the 38-year-old man after he set out from Dundee Beach near Darwin about 11pm on Monday without safety gear and wearing only shorts and a t-shirt. The man's 6m canoe was spotted by police on Bathurst Island, about 150km north of Darwin, yesterday afternoon.
However, he did not stay on the island long enough for police to reach him, a police spokeswoman said today.
Locals on the island said the man had again headed out into the Timor Sea in his canoe, reportedly after being told he was not in Indonesia.
Police will make a decision this morning whether to continue their search for the man.
The man apparently told locals before leaving the mainland he was unhappy with Prime Minister John Howard and the presidents of Indonesia and the United States and was going to Indonesia to take action.
Indonesia is about 1100km away.
09-03-2004, 04:56 PM #2aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi
- Join Date
- Dec 2003
What a yobbo!
canoeing in shark infested waters.
Hopefully they wont waste our tax payers money on a search for him.
Just my worth. Some days/posts thats real value, on others, I might need to give back change! IMO