A Massachusetts woman finally found a bike she lost in a river more than 40 years ago.
At age 11, Lisa Brown was trying to cross a rickety bridge on her new banana seat bike when she plummeted into the Herring River in the Cape Cod town of Wellfleet in 1970.
"I went in with the bike, I floated to the surface, I kicked away from the bike and I just must have pushed the bike way into the mud," Brown told the Cape Cod Times.
Brown said she dove down trying to find the bike, but could not get it and left "covered in stinky mud, smelling like a snapping turtle."
Forty years later, Brown's wife, Deirdre, found a bike's rusted remains in the woods about a quarter of a mile from the bridge.
"I passed the bike, I caught it out of the corner of my eye, and then I thought ... 'Wait a minute what kind of bike was that?'" Deirdre said. "I saw that it was a banana seat and just about the right size for an 11-year-old girl."
After her discovery, Deirdre brought her wife to the scene.
"When I finally walked up to the bike ... I was like, 'Wow! That's my bike! I know that's my bike!'" Brown said. "It was like finding a long lost friend."
The bike -- rusted and mangled with trees growing through it -- remains in the woods and Brown is not sure what to do with it yet.
"Maybe we just keep it an art form in the woods or maybe we yank it up and make an art form at the house," Brown said.
Read more: Cape Cod Times
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