BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An impromptu mission ended with 18 electric scooters being pulled from the Inner Harbor.
It all started when a doctor with the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology and his staff spotted a pile of scooters at the bottom of the harbor during low tide.READ MORE: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Multiple Vehicle Crash In Baltimore County
So his team, along with the National Aquarium, Blue Water Baltimore and The Waterfront Partnership got to work.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.2K New Cases & 12 Deaths Reported Saturday
They say because the batteries from the scooters contain toxic materials, it was important they be removed as soon as possible.MORE NEWS: Baltimore City Receives $2M In Funding For Minority Owned Business Development
The group not only removed the scooters, but also five bicycles, one skateboard, a mini scooter and a street sign from the harbor.