A “disgrace” hat has been found in the boot of a sailor who went missing after the Great Australian Boring Day.
Key points:The sailor was found with a broken collarboneThe sailor’s sister posted a message to the Facebook page of the Maritime and Coast Guard’s West Coast CommandThe hat was given to the sailor’s family by their father, who also owns a yachtThe hat is thought to be a lost item in the sailor and his family’s bootThe hat, valued at $1.2 million, was found in a sailor’s boot after a family friend noticed it had been left on the floor of a dock in Westport.
The sailor, who has not been named, was wearing the hat when he went missing on Sunday.
The family has been notified of the find and have been told it was part of their heritage.
“They don’t even know what it is,” said his sister, Sarah.
“It’s a shame that someone had the gall to leave it in a rubbish dump.”
A friend contacted the West Coast Maritime and Coast Guard, who found the hat in a dock next to the ship.
“There’s not a lot of people who have got it in their own backyard, but the family is so excited, they’ve got it on their doorstep,” Mr Pimlott said.
“When you have a lost, derelict piece of gear, it’s just incredible.”
He said the family had put it on the eBay site for $150.
“I just can’t believe someone would leave it up there,” he said.
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