Hazmat team checks abandoned luggage at Micro Beach

Finds water bottle, canned goods, lotion

A member of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Hazmat team checks the contents of a luggage that was found in an abandoned raft tied to a tree at Micro Beach last Sunday morning. The luggage did not contain hazardous materials but only bottled water, canned goods, and lotions according to the Department of Public Safety. (DFEMS)

A hazmat team from the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services checked a luggage that was found in an abandoned raft at Micro Beach last Sunday. No hazardous materials were found.

DFEMS said the Department of Public Safety took over the investigation in identifying the owner of the raft and the luggage.

Picnickers reportedly found the raft with the luggage at 8am and called DPS. A DFEMS hazmat team responded and secured the luggage.

DPS spokesperson Jacqueline Rae Shepard told Saipan Tribune that the boat, where the luggage was found, was tied to a tree.

Shepard said team found a water bottle, some canned foods and lotion inside the luggage.

As of yesterday, police were still trying to identify the owner of the raft.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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