Does the missing kayaker fake his own death? Experienced sailor may have misled the police and & # 39; sailed to the sunset & # 39; after being accused of having sex with a child
- 59-year-old Stephen Angel disappeared while kayaking at Rockingham on April 3
- In the midst of the disappearance of the father of two it turned out that he had to appear in court
- Friends said they are lovers & # 39; kills & # 39; that they don't know what happened
The friends of a missing kayaker have not ruled out forging his own death after being accused of having sex with a child.
Stephen Angel, 59, disappeared while kayaking at Rockingham, southwest of Perth, on April 3.
The father of two would become a court later in the month for more than four counts of child crimes.
A team of police and rescue volunteers set off to find the missing man, but only found his kayak reversed between Point Peron and Garden Island.
Stephen Angel, 59, disappeared while kayaking at Rockingham, southwest of Perth, on April 3
Mr Angel's disappearance is still being investigated by the police.
They do not know where he is, but have no indications that he has left the country, The Western Australian reported.
A family friend told the publication that it kills Mr. Angel's loved ones & # 39; that they don't know what happened to him.
& # 39; He is perfectly capable of sailing away to the sunset, but I don't think he would hurt his children by abandoning them, & # 39; said the friend.
Mr. Angel, a fit paddler who participated in ocean marathons, changed his last name from Boocock in 2014.
He had recently retired from Alcoa & # 39; s Pinjarra refinery, where he was an analyst, after receiving a large insurance payment from his superannuation fund.
In the eyes of friends, Mr Angel is hardworking and skilled, but some believe that his faith in the ocean could have been his downfall.
In the midst of Mr Angel's disappearance, it turned out that the father of two would be a court later in the month for more than four counts of child crimes
A family friend told The West Australian that it kills Mr. Angel's loved ones & # 39; that they don't know what happened to him (photo: Mr Angel's stepdaughter)
A friend said that Mr. Angel never wore a life jacket because he thought he didn't need one.
& # 39; He always paddled alone – it was his & # 39; time only & # 39 ;. He liked to paddle around Garden Island, but the back of Garden Island becomes very bumpy. Waves can give you a tip, & said the friend.
Another friend told the Western Australian: & # 39; he may have had a heart attack, a shark may have him – there are many sharks out there. & # 39;
Mr. Angel had argued not to be guilty two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 and two dealing with a child under 13 indecently.
The allegations, from historical allegations, aroused speculation that the missing man may have embarked on a yacht and sailed away.
But according to police, the father of two had no hunt when he disappeared.
The competent sailor previously owned two yachts, but had sold his most recent a few years before he disappeared.
An order was issued for Mr Angel's arrest on 30 April when he did not appear in the court of Mandurah Magistrate in the midst of alleged child crimes.
A team of police and rescue volunteers set off to find the missing man, but only found his kayak reversed between Point Peron and Garden Island
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