A fishing boat lost in Japan's 2011 tsunami washed ashore on the British Columbia coast last summer.
"We were just going out in the dinghy, touring around a bit, and I just glanced over at the beach, and I saw what I thought was an odd-shaped, an odd-coloured log," Jeanne Beaver, who found the boat near her 12-metre floating cabin where she lives with her husband, Rick, told CBC News.
"I didn't really say anything to Rick, just kept going. And the next day, he went out by himself to take the dogs for a walk, and he came flying around the corner and, 'We've got a boat! We've got a boat!'"
A federal fisheries officer visited a few days later to inspect the vessel and take pictures. Using the boat's registration number, the Department of Fisheries was able to trace the boat back to its owner.
It wasn't long before the Beavers were informed of the good news: the fishing boat's owner survived the tsunami.
"Thank goodness he was not harmed in Japan," Jeanne told the Vancouver Sun. "We wereRead More »from Tsunami boat washes ashore in B.C., connects two women across the globe