The mystery behind the mysterious ‘Jumbo Paddle’, which was found in the Sydney harbour by two Australian men and brought to the attention of police, has been solved.
The Jumbo Puddle is believed to be the remains of a ‘paddle’ that was part of a Victorian-style fishing vessel.
A spokesperson for the NSW Police Service confirmed the discovery.
“A man from the NSW Northern Territory who had visited a local kiwi farm to buy some puddles and a few other items and returned with a few more items on board found the ‘jumbo paddle’ which was part the Australian vessel,” the spokesperson said.
Police say the ‘puddle’ was found by two people in the early hours of Sunday morning on a property in the vicinity of the NSW Hunter Valley, about 300 kilometres from the capital Sydney.
NSW Police say the search for the paddle is ongoing and a man has been arrested.
Read more: The search has been called off, but the investigation is ongoing.
ABC reporter Simon Corbeil has contacted the NSW Maritime Rescue Unit, which has confirmed the search was carried out by members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and New Zealand Maritime Rescue Service.
No arrests have been made.
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