It did not take long for Mildura Police to locate the owner of a boat rudder which had come into their possession recently.

The rudder was located in the Chaffey/Seventh Street area and appeared to have been restored and Police were eager to return it to the rightful owner.

A posting on the Mildura Police Eyewatch Facebook page brought a quick result with Adelaide man Darren Mead contacting Police to say that it belonged to his wife, who has a newly restored clause boat.

Mr Mead said it was pretty amazing that it had been found and that already the rudder was on its way back to Adelaide where it will be reunited with the boat.