A Bunbury male previous witnessed fishing in Yallingup in 2014 most most likely drowned soon after being swept off rocks by a huge wave, a West Australian coroner has located.
Law enforcement started seeking for Jan Zapotocky, 68, on March 25 previous year, 4 times right after he embarked on a fishing excursion to Canal Rocks, 250 kilometres south of Perth.
His car was found later that working day in the beach’s automobile park, while tackle and a bait bag was identified on some slippery rocks around the h2o.
A two-working day land and sea search and rescue work failed to track down him.
Coronor Sarah Linton has ruled Mr Zapotocky most very likely drowned at sea or was injured soon after getting pulled from the rocks by a freak wave.
She mentioned it was also achievable he died from significant accidents sustained by colliding with rocks as he entered the h2o.
She could not figure out a conclusive trigger of demise and described it as a tragic incident.
In her coronial report, Ms Linton described the coastline at Canal Rocks can be treacherous and, even though uncommon, freak waves are recognized to occur in the location and have claimed lives above the a long time.
Ms Linton sought the viewpoint of a survival specialist who said Mr Zapotocky would almost certainly have died by drowning in a short period of coming into the water, most likely inside of minutes.
There are no suspicious conditions surrounding his disappearance.
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