Twitter may help find missing oar
AN international athlete has turned his back on the humble photocopied notice and instead used social media to search for a piece of missing equipment.
Australian kayaker and Tugun lifeguard Matt Urquhart lost half of his kayak paddle when training at Tugun on Monday.
Mr Urquhart promptly posted a note on Twitter with a picture of the remaining half of his oar.
"If anyone finds the other half somewhere between Tugun and Kirra give me a bell," he tweeted.
Now in training for the London Olympic selection trials, the mechanical engineer and Robina resident said the paddle broke in his hands.
"It probably sank. I saw it there on the bottom never to be seen again," he said.
"They are $500 a pop.
"At low tide I thought if it was out there, somebody might find it."
Mr Urquhart, who has since borrowed a paddle from his housemate, said he hoped someone would return the other half of his oar to the Tugun Surf Club.