A CARNOUSTIE youngster who is a fan of Nemo, the cartoon character which is the eponymous star of the film ‘Finding Nemo’, was delighted when he received a helium-filled radio-controlled model of his hero for Christmas.
But 10-year-old Calum Black was devastated a few days later when his new toy escaped, so far not to be seen again.
Fortunately, his dad, Mike Black, received a model of the shark from the movie, so Calum has taken possession of that which has reduced his disappointment somewhat.
Mike told the Guide & Gazette: “The fish model was a Christmas present from Calum and I got a radio-controlled shark.
“We didn’t quite know how to assemble them but we eventually got them up and running.
“Nemo went missing on Thursday evening while I was out watching football. I planned to take Calum to the bowling club to have a wee play because there is more room there, but when he went through in the morning there was no Nemo.”
Mike explained that the back door had been left open for the dogs and it was likely that the balloon had been sucked out between 8 and 10 p.m. last Wednesday.
“Calum was upset on Thursday morning,” he said.
Mike immediately took his search to Facebook and he has appealed for any Carnoustie residents to report sightings of the floating fish.
His post read: “Lost/escaped from our dining room last night. One four-foot long helium filled Nemo RC fish.
“May be on his way to look for his father but more likely blown out the back door by accident.
“Anyone finding remains in their garden please contact me.”
Anyone with information as to Nemo’s whereabouts is asked to contact Carnoustie West End Bowling club on 855273.
However, following the recent gales, Mike is not too hopeful that Nemo is still anywhere in the vicinity.
“I am considering moving the search to the coast of Norway,” he quipped.