Saturday 18 November 2017

Tsunami-hit Harley lands in Canada

A rusted Harley-Davidson motorcycle was found washed up in a large white container after being swept away by last year's tsunami
A rusted Harley-Davidson motorcycle was found washed up in a large white container after being swept away by last year's tsunami

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost in last year's tsunami has washed up on a Canadian island about 4,000 miles away.

The rusted bike was found in a large white container where its owner, Ikuo Yokoyama, had kept it. He was traced through its licence plate number, Fuji TV said.

"This is unmistakably mine. It's miraculous," Mr Yokoyama told Nippon TV when shown photos of the motorcycle.

Mr Yokoyama lost three members of his family in the tsunami which followed the devastating earthquake on March 11 last year and is now living in temporary housing.

Canadian Peter Mark, who found the large white container washed ashore, told Fuji TV that he "couldn't believe that something like that would make it across the Pacific".

Press Association

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