A man in the UK was reunited with him skateboard Earlier this month after having washed more than 400 miles.
Stephanie Reese, 22, and Jake Anderson, 23, were taking a stroll on Shetland Beach on December 28 when they stumbled upon a 9-foot-high surfboard that appeared to be in very good shape.
“It piqued our interest at that point and we were just wondering where it came from, how far it went, who lost it, and what is the story behind it,” Rees said. Swains. “We went straight to inspect the painting to find any clues. We were surprised by the condition of the painting; it looked very good.”
That day, Rise posted photos of the billboard to Facebook to see if they could track down the owner. One day later, Rice and Anderson are contacted with Lee Brogan, a surfer who has had the board for 10 years.
“We were surprised at how quickly everything turned out,” Reese said. “We didn’t think we would ever find the owner in all honesty.” “We were so happy that he called us.”
Brogan was surfing in Runeswick Bay in Scarborough, North YorkLast November, when a wave knocked him over and the steering wheel attached to his plate broke.
He told Reese that after his fall, his painting was heading “in the opposite direction” and he was unable to catch it.
“He saw the council go away with binoculars, just helpless,” said Rees.
When they contacted on Facebook, Riise made sure Brogan was the owner before she arranged for the painting to return to him. A friend of hers unloaded her skateboard in his truck earlier this month.
Brogan said, “I was so excited to finally get it back, and I could hardly believe it showed up.” Shetland News.
He was surprised that the painting was in good shape after such a long journey.
“It needs some small repairs and a bit of repainting, but other than that it is completely intact,” he told the newspaper.
Reese told SWNS that she and Anderson were surprised by their ability to track down Brogan so quickly.
“We couldn’t believe how quickly we communicated with Lee, and we were upset to be able to help him and bring him back to his board,” she said.
“It was fun being able to do something nice for someone while it was going on [coronavirus] Close, because everything was so bleak. ”