Bones on beach near Clinton ferry aren't human

Bones found on the beach near the Clinton Ferry Terminal this past weekend were not human, officials said Monday.

The bones, including a section of vertebrae, were found by a couple walking on the beach and were reported about 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, said Undersheriff Kelly Mauck of the Island County Sheriff's Office.

Island County Coroner Dr. Robert Bishop said the bones were definitely not human, and probably belonged to a deer.

"The majority of bones found on our beaches turn out to be something other than human," Mauck said.

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