Rod Moore walks underwater for Bali kids

From bottom of lake to Island of the Gods MISSION COMPLETED: Rod Moore emerges from Lake Macquarie at Belmont after walking three kilometres along the bottom in a time of four hours, to raise money for an orphanage in Bali. Picture: Simone De Peak
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Rod Moore’s improvised shark shield is strapped to his back. Picture: Scott Bevan

Rod Moore with his mother, Jean, who was celebrating her 80th birthday. Picture: Scott Bevan

Russell Duncan, from Airborne Flight Training, does a shark patrol from a gyrocopter before his friend Rod Moore sets off on the lake walk. Picture: Scott Bevan

The submarine path ahead for Rod Moore, as he walks along the lake’s bottom from Marks Point to Belmont. Picture: Scott Bevan

Rod Moore prepares, as supporters watch on, at Marks Point Marina.

Rod Moore wades in, as his support team of Mark “Snow” Boyce (blue shirt), Phil Myers (dark shirt) and David Reynolds (white shirt) prepare the boat. Picture: Scott Bevan

Rod Moore wades in, as his support team of Mark “Snow” Boyce (blue shirt), Phil Myers (dark shirt) and David Reynolds (white shirt) prepare the boat. Picture: Scott Bevan

Rod Moore – and his shark shield – prepare to walk the lake. Picture: Scott Bevan

Rod Moore wades in, as his support team of Mark “Snow” Boyce (blue shirt), Phil Myers (dark shirt) and David Reynolds (white shirt) prepare the boat. Picture: Scott Bevan

The start of the lake walk. Picture: Scott Bevan

Support crew members and good mates Phil Myers (left) and Mark “Snow” Boyce on the look-out. Picture: Scott Bevan

Rod Moore, near the end of his lake walk. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rod Moore, near the end of his lake walk. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rod Moore, near the end of his lake walk. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rod Moore, near the end of his lake walk. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rod Moore embraces a supporter as he emerges from the water. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rod Moore greeted by partner Michelle (left), daughter Brittnie and her partner Luke. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rod Moore, with daughter Brittnie. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rod Moore at the end of his lake walk. Picture: Simone De Peak

TweetFacebookHerald reporter did an “in-depth” interview with Mr Moore during his first walk 30 years ago, history had to be repeated. Diving towards him in six metres of water, I nudged his shark shield. Mr Moore reached for his knife.

“It doesn’t pay to sneak up on a bloke with a knife in the waterwhen he’s looking out for sharks,” he later laughed.

He could have finished the walk in three hours, but Rod Moore deliberately slowed down and emerged from the water right on the four-hour mark to cheers from supporters and hugs from his loved ones.

Mr Moore said he saw no sharks, but “one old boat and not a great deal of rubbish; overall, the lake is very healthy”.

While he was shiveringand his leg was aching –“I had to crawl the last 400 metres” –Mr Moore said he intendedto do more underwater walks around to continue fundraisingfor the Bali orphanage.

“I’m so proud of him,” Michelle Brightsaid.“He could walk on water.”

Donations: gofundme苏州夜总会招聘/rod-moores-bali-street-kid-project


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