Foot Washes Up on Washington Shores

Dec 15, 2010
Outside Magazine

Wa On Dec. 5, somebody found a foot inside a boot (without the rest of the body attached) in Tacoma, Washington's Tideflats area, the Toronto Sun reports. It's the second foot found since August, when a right foot washed up about 70 miles north of Tacoma.

The December foot was still inside a boy's size-six "OzArk Trail" hiking boot, a boot WalMart sold between 2004 and 2005. Authorities believe the foot/boot floated down from either the Puyallup River or Puget Sound.

Authorities don't know yet if the December foot is related to the seven other feet that have washed ashore in British Columbia in the past four years. One theory is that the feet belong to victims of a plane crash and their buoyant shoes preserved their feet.

Check out Outside's exclusive investigation into the seven British Columbia feet here.

--Erin Beresini
Photo courtesy of cvanstane on Flickr.


More at Outside

Elsewhere on the Web

Not Now

Open a World of Adventure

Our Dispatch email delivers the stories you can’t afford to miss.

Thank you!