The Battle of Lumbridge
His shop was damaged greatly during the Battle of Lumbridge when Saradomin and Zamorak returned to Gielinor at the start of the Sixth Age. He fled his house when he heard a large rumbling, and witnessed his neighbour, Explorer Jack, fleeing from his own house, which then collapsed. Hank then helped Jack to his feet, and his shop soon met the same fate as Jack's house.
Hank considered himself lucky to have survived, and continued to sell fishing supplies that he had obtained from the wreckage. His shop was quickly rebuilt by Foreman George, his crew of builders, and a bunch of adventurers as part of the Lumbridge Rebuildathon, although Hank has yet to restock much of his inventory.
- There was a glitch after the Lumbridge Rebuildathon where a duplicate of Hank could be seen next to him in his shop, and neither of them could be talked to. This bug was patched on 28th December 2013.