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Bob Sherman: Botanical Beach, Vancouver Island on a misty morning

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British Columbia's coroners' service has confirmed that a foot discovered on a Vancouver Island shoreline is in fact human.

A hiker exploring Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew Sunday afternoon came across a running shoe containing a human foot in a sock.

B.C. Coroners Service spokeswoman Barb McLintock says an investigation is under way to determine whose foot it is and the cause of death.

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She says so far there is no suspicion of foul play.

This is the 13th foot found washed up on the B.C. coast since 2007.

McLintock says of the 12 previous instances, coroners have been able to identify 10 of the feet, belonging to seven people.

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