War medals found in Tofino tidal pool

Wedding ring also discovered, rightful owner sought

A group of tourists from Sechelt made a mysterious discovery walking along Chesterman Beach and they’re hoping a local can help them sort it out.

Lynn Duncan and her husband are frequent visitors to Tofino and were vacationing with friends when they discovered two WWII medals, a WWII service pin and a man’s wedding ring inside a small tidal pool near Frank Island.

“They were actually in one of the tidal pools, a very small little tidal pool and they were all in this little, tiny tidal pool. That’s what seemed so unusual about it, almost like perhaps they’d been in something that had just broken up,” she said. “It was very very odd that they were all in one spot. It seems very tidal right there in that area and there’s quite a lot of wave action.”

She said the group retrieved the items and delivered them to nearby Pacific Rim National Park staff.

“It was quite confusing. We kind of almost wondered about a burial at sea maybe. There was so many questions going on in our heads, we just didn’t know,” she said.

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