British Columbia

6th human foot found on B.C. south coast

A sixth human foot was found on the south coast of British Columbia on Wednesday following the discovery of a fifth just two days earlier.

A sixth human foot was found on the south coast of British Columbia on Wednesday following the discovery of a fifth just two days earlier.

A Campbell River resident walking on a beach on Tyee Spit found the foot around 10 a.m. PT and reported it to police, the RCMP said.

The woman contacted the manager of a local trailer park, Sandra Malone, who told CBC News that she called police before going down to the beach to see the foot herself.

Malone said the foot was clearly visible inside the shoe.

"I got the chills right away — really grossed out," Malone told the CBC.

"It was definitely a foot in a shoe. You can see the bones sticking out the top part of the shoe a few inches. And it was clean cut, like straight across," said Malone.

Forensic pathologist will examine foot

"This morning, shortly after 10 a.m., a woman resident in Campbell River located what appears to be human remains — that of a human right foot in an Adidas black men's shoe Size 10," RCMP Const. Annie Linteau said Wednesday afternoon.

"The object will ultimately be examined by a forensic pathologist in attempts to determine the source of the foot and if it is related to other feet recently found," Linteau said.

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Three years ago, a small float plane took off from Tyee Spit and crashed 10 kilometres away from where the foot was found Wednesday. Four of the five people on that plane remain unaccounted for.

Linteau said police are looking at the possibility that the foot found Wednesday could have belonged to one of the crash victims.

"We're exploring the possibilities that it could be people who may have been drowned. It could be missing fishermen. It could be the remains of people who may have died in a plane crash," she said. 

Left foot found Monday in Ladner

A left foot was found Monday, partially submerged in the water near Westham Island in Ladner. Delta police haven't said whether it belonged to a man or a woman.

A woman's right foot was found in May on the uninhabited Kirkland Island in the Fraser River — only a few kilometres away from the site near Westham Island

Before that, three other right feet — all from men — had been found. In August 2007, two were discovered on Gabriola and Jedediah islands and, in February 2008, another foot was found on Valdes Island.

All were in socks and shoes.

With files from Dan McLennan

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