Hiking Boot Stuck in Logjam Still Had Foot Inside

This is 14th such find in BC since 2007
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2018 1:36 AM CDT
A beach on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.   (Wikimedia Commons/Clayoquot)

(Newser) – A hiking boot stuck in a logjam on the shores of British Columbia's Gabriola Island yielded a grim find—yet another severed foot. This is at least the 14th time since 2007 that a foot has washed up on the coastline of the Canadian province, the Guardian reports. There were only two pairs among the found feet, meaning they came from a dozen individuals.

The Mounties say the latest find was made by a man walking his dog along a beach on Sunday, the Province reports. No other human remains were found in the area. Authorities have identified six of the people the feet came from and foul play is not suspected in any of the deaths: they died either in accidents or by suicide and the feet apparently separated from the bodies after a long period in the water. (A foot found in December still had part of a leg attached.)

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