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Soccer Ball Lost in Japan Tsunami Surfaces in Alaska.

Soccer Ball Lost in Japan Tsunami Surfaces in Alaska

David Baxter and his Japanese wife, Yumi, pose with the soccer ball and volleyball lost in last year's Japanese tsunami.

While roaming the beach on Alaska’s barren, largely uninhabited Middleton Island, radar station technician David Baxter noticed a soccer ball floating off the shore. But it wasn’t until he fished it out that Baxter realized how far the ball had traveled: some 3,000 miles, from its home in Japan, where a disastrous tsunami killed 19,000 people and poured the belongings of thousands of others into the ocean more than a year ago.

Check out the rest of the story surrounding the ball’s amazing journey.