Seven large tires mysteriously end up on rocky beach near Campbell River

Seven massive tires have washed ashore on a rocky beach south of Campbell River.

The tires — about three metres tall — washed up at Shelter Bay, about 15 kilometres south of downtown Campbell River.

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The tires are bolted together in groups of three and four.

In an emailed statement, the Ministry of Environment said it’s concerned about the tires and is “actively working with other agencies” to find a solution for their removal.

Shelter Bay is outside Campbell River’s jurisdiction. The Strathcona Regional District said it’s not responsible for the foreshore — the stretch of coast between low and high tide.

Cherie Adams, who owns a rental cottage about a kilometre south of where the tires washed up, said there is degraded foam between each tire, which suggests they might come from an old dock.

Adams isn’t sure how long the tires have been there.

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