NOT to be held back, Warrnambool’s Bryn Murfett will rekindle a love with the ocean thanks to some imaginative supporters.
While the fund-raising work for Mr Murfett’s rehabilitation kicks along, friends have retrofitted a fibreglass boat allowing wheelchair access for Mr Murfett, who was paralysed in a car accident in Thailand last year.
Friend Andrew Westlake, with the help of Richardson Marine have fitted a small fibreglass boat with a special lift device and trailer catcher.
“My wife Belinda and I decided we wanted to contribute to the appeal by getting him back to something he liked doing,” Mr Westlake said.
“I’m quite an avid fisher so I know how important it is to get back to fishing.
“Bryn and I are already talking about when we’re going to head out.”
Bryn’s brother Rohan Murfett thanked supporters, with a date already pencilled in for a spot of fishing.
“We’re looking to head out this weekend actually,” Mr Murfett said.
“We’ve very appreciative to Andrew Westlake and Richardson Marine for what they’ve modified for Bryn.”