Oregon delegates pull 57 electric scooters and bicycles from the Portland River

& # 39; We advise people not to park scooters in the river! & # 39 ;: Oregon delegates pull 57 electric scooters and bikes from the Portland River amid growing fears that their batteries might leak into the water

  • The Sheriff & # 39; s Office of the Multnomah County first noted the scooters about a month ago, but first started digging them out of the Willamette River on Tuesday.
  • At the start of the day, the diver duo pulled five scooters from the & # 39; seawall & # 39; but needed a larger boat by the end of the day
  • According to a Twitter message from the department, the diving team used their training days to pull out the scooters
  • Scooters from Lime, Bird and Razor were all included in the hull
  • The bikes seem to be from Biketown
  • 2,500 scooters were allowed in Portland from April 2019
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The Oregon authorities were shocked when they pulled more than 50 electric scooters and bicycles from a Portland river in two days.

The Sheriff & # 39; s Office of the Multnomah County first noted the scooters about a month ago, but first started digging them from the Willamette River on Tuesday.

The sheriff's diving team pulled five scooters from the & # 39; seawall & # 39; and speculated that they would recover 15 more.

The Sheriff office of Multnomah County pulled 57 scooters and bikes from the Willamette River in Portland during Tuesday and Wednesday

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The Sheriff office of Multnomah County pulled 57 scooters and bikes from the Willamette River in Portland during Tuesday and Wednesday

According to a Twitter message from the department, the diving team used their training days to pull out the scooters

According to a Twitter message from the department, the diving team used their training days to pull out the scooters

According to a Twitter message from the department, the diving team used their training days to pull out the scooters

But that number quickly grew to nine before there were far too many to fit on the department's original boat.

The department resumed their dive on Wednesday and posted photos of the finished hull of the river.

According to a Twitter message from the department, the diving team used their training days to pull out the scooters.

The sheriff's diving team pulled five scooters from the & # 39; seawall & # 39; early Tuesday speculating that they would recover 15 more.

The sheriff's diving team pulled five scooters from the & # 39; seawall & # 39; early Tuesday speculating that they would recover 15 more.

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The sheriff's diving team pulled five scooters from the & # 39; seawall & # 39; early Tuesday speculating that they would recover 15 more.

But soon that number grew to nine

But soon that number grew to nine

But soon that number grew to nine

Another post shows Sergeant Dangler with one of the scooters and notes that he was able to get the lights to work. However, it is unknown whether that particular scooter could still drive.

Scooters from Lime, Bird and Razor were all included in the hull. The bikes seem to be from Biketown.

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It is currently unknown how long the scooters and bicycles were in the water, but some had rust on them.

It is also not known who put them in the river, Sgt. Brandon White explained to Oregon Live.

& # 39; We advise those people not to park scooters in the river, & # 39; White added.

The office had to get a larger boat after there were too many scooters to fit on their first boat (photo)

The office had to get a larger boat after there were too many scooters to fit on their first boat (photo)

The office had to get a larger boat after there were too many scooters to fit on their first boat (photo)

A post shows Sergeant Dangler with one of the scooters and notes that he was able to get the lights to work. However, it is unknown whether that particular scooter could still drive
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A post shows Sergeant Dangler with one of the scooters and notes that he was able to get the lights to work. However, it is unknown whether that particular scooter could still drive

A post shows Sergeant Dangler with one of the scooters and notes that he was able to get the lights to work. However, it is unknown whether that particular scooter could still drive

White stated that the divers were concerned that the batteries would leak into the river. He also shared that the office had reached the companies and had them claim the scooters and bicycles.

Both Lime and Bird issued statements condemning the destruction of scooters and added that people should report the destruction if they see it.

Danny Simons, the Chief Operating Officer at Razor, said the company is tracking their scooters and working on reducing the number of missing.

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Biketown said it would pick up their bikes on Thursday, according to spokeswoman Dorothy Mitchell. Mitchell added that the bikes are accessible and it will be determined whether one of the parts can be saved.

According to OPD, 2500 scooters were allowed in Portland in April 2019.

Most concerns about scooters come from illegal walking on the sidewalk and incorrect parking on the scooter.

Driving on the sidewalk comes with a $ 50 fine, while illegal parking comes with a $ 15 fine. Repeating offenders have suspended their accounts.

Scooters from Lime, Bird and Razor were all included in the hull. The bikes seem to be from Biketown

Scooters from Lime, Bird and Razor were all included in the hull. The bikes seem to be from Biketown

Scooters from Lime, Bird and Razor were all included in the hull. The bikes seem to be from Biketown

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