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Mainers help clean rivers by 'magnet fishing'

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A group of Mainers are cleaning up the state's rivers using a unique method called "magnet fishing." (WGME)

WESTBROOK (WGME) -- A group of Mainers are cleaning up the state's rivers using a unique method called "magnet fishing."

The group spent Saturday at the Black Ridge Bridge in Westbrook using magnets to pull up anything metal.

They've found trash, scooters, shopping carts, even 12 bikes since they started this.

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Once they pull the trash out, they call the city to pick it up.

They discovered the idea on Youtube and say they just want the water to be clean for everyone to enjoy.

"I just wanna get people to notice that it's not just in Maine. It's everywhere in the world," says Colt Busch.

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"If anybody sees anything that might be metal that we could actually go to the spot, and recycle it," says Cameron Fox.

The two say they're not looking to do this for money they just want to make sure the water is safe.

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