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Diver finds man’s stolen gadgets in river a 12 months after theft, locates proprietor

MARINETTE, Wis. (NBC 26) — For those who’re in search of one thing underwater, there is a good probability one native diver will discover it.

“Do not go within the river, as a result of Eddie’s gonna monitor it down,” Marinette resident Gary Edwards mentioned. “I could not consider it. I imply after a 12 months and half, who ever expects somebody to seek out one thing on the backside of the Menominee River?”

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In late 2019, Edwards was vacationing in Florida when his home was robbed. And over a 12 months later, a Marinette diver discovered his stolen gadgets close to Menekaunee Harbor.

“We bought to the underside of him discovering the field that was stolen,” Edwards mentioned. “Who the heck did that? Effectively there’s the person proper there, Eddie Bieber.”

Again in July, Ed Bieber stumbled upon newspaper clippings and a whole lot of {dollars} price of jewellery after diving close to the Hattie Avenue Bridge.

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Bieber posted a video on YouTube and his pal acknowledged a reputation on the obituaries: ‘Edwards.’

“I noticed a pair logs down there with this pillow case tied shut,” Bieber mentioned. “And as quickly as I grabbed it, I might really feel there’s two totally different containers in there. … I swam to the shore, took off all my heavy gear and set the digicam down and began opening the totally different containers. And the metallic field, straight away I observed the obituaries. And I used to be like ‘oh man, this is not good.'”

Bieber posted a video on YouTube and his pal acknowledged a reputation on the obituaries: ‘Edwards.’ So she instructed the theft sufferer to offer Bieber a name.

“I invited him [Edwards] over, and straight away he knew from the laminated obituaries and reminiscence playing cards,” Bieber mentioned. “He is like ‘I did these personally.'”

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For Bieber, it is only a interest; a interest that helped change somebody’s life.

“I believed the whole lot was gone and forgotten,” Edwards mentioned. “And by chance, he bought involved with me as the great man he’s.”

For Bieber, it is only a interest; a interest that helped change somebody’s life.

“I might’ve introduced it to the pawn store and mentioned ‘how a lot are you able to give me for this?'” he mentioned. “That is price $400, $600. I might’ve executed that and I believe lots of people would. However it feels good simply to have the ability to give again to the group.”

Bieber additionally began “Bieber’s Underwater Restoration” as a facet job. He’s prepared to take non-public, paid requests from these seeking to find misplaced items, however he spends most of his time diving commonly into Northeast Wisconsin water our bodies in an effort to wash up waste.

The Marinette diver posts his work on social media as ‘Ed the Diver.’

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