Harley Davidson from Japan tsunami found on Canada beach

A Harley Davidson motorbike has been washed up on the coast of British Columbia, believed to have been swept into the Pacific by the Japanese tsunami 14 months ago.

A Canadian man exploring an isolated beach in British Columbia’s Graham Island made the remarkable discovery.

Peter Mark came across a big white trailer containing an unmistakable but rusty Harley Davidson motorcycle with a Japanese licence plate.

Upon further examination by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which first reported the story, and the Japanese consulate, the license plate of the motorcycle is said to be registered to Miyagi Prefecture, a region hard hit by the Japanese tsunami last year.

Japanese authorities are now trying to find who owns the bike and whether they are still alive.

More than 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris has drifted across the Pacific Ocean toward Canada’s West Coast. But so far, only small items have been found.