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Baldwin Beach Littered with Mysterious Debris

March 26, 2015, 3:07 PM HST
* Updated March 26, 3:26 PM
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Baldwin Beach the morning of March 26. Photo courtesy LaurenHoganPhotography.com.

By Debra Lordan

Baldwin Beach goers found an unhappy surprise this morning, Thursday, March 26.

“Our usually pristine shoreline was littered with what looked like Japanese tsunami garbage,” said Lauren Hogan, Realtor at Better Homes and Gardens Realty, after her early morning walk.

Among the debris was a Japanese market shopping basket, a plastic car bumper, many bits and pieces of colored plastic, and piles of knotted and twisted colored rope.

“Good Samaritans cleaned the beach for hours before I got there,” Hogan said. “They put the garbage into plastic bags and hauled larger items away in an effort to make their beach clean once again. Much thanks to all of them!”

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There was no information available from the state Department of Natural Resources as the nature of the debris. Updates will be posted as they are made available.

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