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Willamette River cleaned from electro scooters(!!), Portland, OR

Discussion in 'Training, Practices and Equipment' started by АлександрД, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

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    Multnomah Co Sheriff on Twitter
    MCSO’s River Patrol and Dive Team are clearing the “sea wall” on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge. So far, they have pulled 5 scooters from the river floor and estimate they will recover 15 more.
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    The 1f6f4.png count is now at 9.
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    Sergeant Dangler says the lights are still working on this 1f6f4.png It was recovered from the bottom of the Willamette River today! I wonder if it will still run?!
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    Multnomah Co Sheriff on Twitter
    The team had to quit early because they needed a bigger boat!
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    MCSO’s Dive Team used their training days to go 1f6f4.png hunting. Here is the haul: 57 scooters/bikes in 2 days! The whole team did a great job removing these from our waterways!
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  2. HKGuns

    HKGuns Barracuda

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    Why are there so many scooters in the water at that location? Pretty much has to be intentional, which if the case, I maintain, people generally suck until proven otherwise.
     
  3. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Barracuda

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    Those scooters and bikes look like some kind of rentals, perhaps from a city program/network. My first guess was that people steal them, or choose not to return them and throw in the river instead, but I would still expect it to result in far fewer scooters/bikes on the bottom. So I suspect the actual rental company disposes of old/depreciated fleet in such a way.
     
  4. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    I haven’t yet given one of these scooters a try—they’re all over the streets here as in so many other cities—but doesn’t the company have a way to detect when a scooter has been left in an unacceptable location, and can then penalize the renter? They use GPS tracking, right?
     

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