A swimming report said.taken from South Island was destroyed by flooding and has been found on Taranaki’s beach, more than 230km away, a
Andrew Quinney thought he’d find Mark’sfloating in the Motueka estuary after his family lost their swimming ‘Mark’s .
Quinney’sCamp is a riverside located in Motupiko (lower Tasman), about 50km from Motueka. The is located only 40 minutes from Nelson and is popular with young families. It is also known for its swimming hole and water slide.
According to the report, Mark’s, was built eight years ago by Quinney’s father. The is made from timber and four wooden . It can be found in the swimming hole during summer. Winter sees the being lifted from the riverbank and placed behind the stopbank.
Thewas affected by floods that swept the region in late July. Quinney’s Camp’s swimming hole and newly constructed diving platform were destroyed by the rain. Mark’s has washed away with the tree to which it was attached.
Quinney wrote on, just days after the flood, that the last time the swimming holes flooded the it ended up below Tapawera. Tapawera is a small village between Motueka and Motupiko.
Quinney began receiving messages a month later. Quinney started receiving messages from a Taranaki resident who had asked for information on the NZ Fishinggroup, the report mentioned.
Pastrecognized the and contacted Quinney.
Quinney was stunned when he learned that thewas located on Taranaki beaches.
Quinney stated that he and his family would like to thank everyone who reached out to them regarding the search for theand those who looked after it over its missing month.
Rusty Campbell, managing director, stated that the contractors were able to move thedespite the terrain. The is now in the company’s yard, waiting to be taken back to Quinney’s Camp, the report added.