June 20, 2008

Mystery Deepens As Sixth Foot Washes Up in Canada

World News IN BRIEF

*VANCOUVER Another human foot has been washed up on a British Columbia shore, the second this week and the sixth within a year. Like most of the others, it was a right foot in a running shoe, said police. No other remains were found. All the feet were recovered within a few miles of each other along island shores in the Strait of Georgia, south-west of Vancouver. A police spokeswoman said it could be remains of missing fishermen, or perhaps from a plane crash. "In the first four cases, we did not find any evidence that the feet were severed," she said. "It's too early to say if this foot was severed." Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer in Seattle, said submerged bodies tend to lose limbs and heads. He believes there may have been an accident up the Fraser River, which washes into the strait.

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