Chest makes long journey home

May 22, 2009 4:09:47 PM PDT
We have an update on a chest that washed ashore months after Hurricane Ike. The chest was reunited with its rightful owner Friday after a long journey home. Employees of the Harbor Walk Marina returned the chest to Bob Savage at his home in Hitchcock. The chest belongs to Savage's stepdaughter, Lauren, and was in a first-floor closet when it was swept away by Ike's storm surge.

Eight months later, a fisherman spotted it in the marina less than a mile away. The chest was full of sentimental memories, like the hand-made backpack Lauren's mother gave her for her first day of kindergarten.

"She also has a lot of artwork. She's very artistic from when she was a child and obviously this will be sentimental," said Savage. "It's a Valentine's card from her mom."

Viewers who saw our story and read about it on our website helped the marina get in contact with Savage.

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