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Tsunami-swept Harley in container found in Canada

Canadian Peter Mark took this photo of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he found washed up on an island last month.

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Canadian Peter Mark took this photo of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he found washed up on an island last month.

TOKYO — It must have been a wild ride. Japanese media say 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 located through the license plate number, Fuji TV reported Wednesday.

"This is unmistakably mine. It's miraculous," Yokoyama told Nippon TV when he saw photos.

Yokoyama lost three members of his family in the March 11, 2011, tsunami, and is now living in temporary housing in Miyagi prefecture.

The motorcycle is among the first items lost in the tsunami to reach the west coast of North America.

Canadian Peter Mark said he found it April 18 on Graham Island, off the coast of British Columbia.

The Fuji report said the motorcycle would be shipped back to Japan, and that the shop that sold it to Yokoyama would help with paperwork and storage.

Tsunami-swept Harley in container found in Canada 05/02/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 11:59pm]

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