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Area divers cleaning up Door Peninsula waters

Two scuba divers from Marinette are doing their best to environmentally clean up the waterways in Door and Kewaunee counties this week.  Ed “The Diver” Bieber and Jay “Silent J” Younk have an underwater recovery business but spend many volunteer hours traveling throughout the Midwest removing trash and items from the bottom of lakes and rivers.  On Monday, according to Bieber, the duo dived into the murky waters of the Algoma Harbor and Ahnapee River and pulled out metal, fishing line, hooks, lead weights, and even a toilet.

 

 

On Tuesday, the divers were able to find a lost cellphone in the Egg Harbor Marina and within an hour a relative of the girl who lost it saw the posting on social media. 

 

 

 

Younk says that they find the most items and trash near bridges.

 

 

Beiber has found some treasures in his underwater scavenging over the years, including a model 94 Winchester rifle wrapped in plastic and some stolen jewelry that was able to be returned to its rightful owner.  Having worked together for the past five years doing their part in keeping the areas’ waterways cleaner, Beiber and Younk will be in Sturgeon Bay at Bay View Park near the Michigan Street Bridge on Friday for their next cleanup adventure.

 

You can listen to the entire interview with Ed the Diver and Silent J below.

 

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