Land and River Search for Missing Man

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The search is still on for a missing man who was last seen out drinking with his friends at a beer café on Murray street in Perth on Friday May 20th.

The 37 year old Sean Mitchell called a friend to say he was going on a friend’s yacht which was moored in the Swan River near the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

The man then apparently used a yellow dingy to row to shore from the yacht and wasn’t seen since.

Read more at http://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/volunteers-mount-water-search-for-missing-perth-man-sean-mitchell/news-story/c516506252aec082324f5c5827c1f1e8

Erosion Led to Bridge Closure

bridgeIt seems pier erosion was to blame for the recent Fremantle bridge closure. Although the bridge has since been reopened, the erosion was found at the foundation of one of the bridge’s piers leading authorities to close the bridge.

As a precautionary safety measure Main Roads closed the bridge and northern river channel to all traffic after an inspection revealed concerns.

The inspection found erosion at the foundation of one of the bridge’s four piers.

Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-29/fremantle-traffic-bridge-closed-for-up-to-a-week-pier-erosion/7372590

 

Man Arrested For Fremantle Prison Fire

fremantle prisonFollowing the Fremantle prison fire, a 44 year old man has been arrested and sentenced to 2 years in jail.

The man broke into Fremantle Prison and lighting a fire.

The middle aged man, Adam John Douglas Merrett was arrested and sentenced by the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He will serve a minimum of 12 months over the incident that happened in April 2014.

The man gained access into the cottage number 2 at the prison, WA’s only world heritage listed building by smashing a window and used paint to set alight a wooden door inside the cottage. Source: https://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Fremantle-Prison-fire:-man-sentenced-to-two-years-in-jail/7687036

Beautiful Fremantle Captured by Drone Footage

 

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You can now watch an aerial view of Fremantle, as captured by drone footage.

Sky Perth owner, Rodrigo Matsumoto flew a drone over Fremantle 10-15 times over the summer to capture the city from the sky.

His latest video shows historic sites such as the Dingo Flour sign in North Fremantle, overlooking the seas as well as the SkyView Observation Wheel at the Esplanade.

Mr Matsumoto said he wanted to show a different perspective to the beautiful Fremantle streets.

Source: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31545956/drone-video-beauty-of-fremantle-captured-from-the-air/