Tuesday, 21 Sep 2021

NHS doctor says severed feet keep washing ashore – because of owners’ trainers

An NHS doctor has revealed why severed feet have started washing up on shores with their trainers still attached.

Dr Karan Raj has racked up a huge 4.1million followers on his TikTok page thanks to his educational clips.

One of his latest videos saw him delving into the mystery of severed feet washing up on the shores of the Salish Sea.

The Salish Sea separates parts of the Canadian province of British Columbia with the US state of Washington.

Since August 20, 2007, 21 feet have washed up on the shores completely detached from the bodies they once belonged to.

But the reason for this happening, according to Dr Raj, is because of the trainers they were seen inside.

“When a human corpse falls to the ocean floor, it’s quickly set upon by scavengers,” he explained.

“These scavengers are lazy feeders and prefer to eat the softer parts of our bodies first.

“Some of the softest parts of us are the soft tissues and ligaments around our ankles.

“When scavengers chow down on this the foot will detach easily from the body.”

And the reason these sightings have increased since 2007 is apparently all to do with “footwear design”.

“Over the last few decades, shoes have more buoyant,” the doctor added.

“As a result, we could be seeing more severed feet on our shores.”

In December 2017, the Coroners Service in British Columbia ruled out foul play and determined that all the feet came from people who were killed either in accidents or by suicide.

The most recent discovery was on January 1, 2019, on Jetty Island in Everett, Washington.

It was found in a boot and DNA later tied it to Antonio Neill, who had been missing since December 12, 2016.

Dr Raj’s eye-opening video has been seen more than 450,000 times in a matter of hours – with viewers flabbergasted by the story.

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