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Suspicious remains on B.C. beach likely not human, Coroner says

Remains that washed up on a Vancouver beach Thursday afternoon do not appear to be human.

Police were called to the Kitsilano beach after a citizen reported finding bones inside a boot.

But Barb McLintock with the B.C. Coroners Service says a preliminary examination suggests the remains are that of a marine mammal, possibly a seal. The Coroners Service hopes to confirm its findings Friday morning.

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Ms. McLintock said the incident does not appear to be a hoax. She said the remains and boot were both likely pushed ashore because of a wind storm.

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