Catch of the Day: Prosthetic Leg Found in Shrimp Net
(CNN) – Fishermen in Florida get a big surprise when a prosthetic leg turns up in one of their nets.
“I’m winding the tail bag in and looked over there to dump the tail bag, and it was hanging out the turtle chutes,” said ship captain Matt Willingham. “I reached down there, picked it up and put it on the boat. Thought I had a body. A piece of a body.”
Willingham contacted the local news station to try and find the leg’s rightful owner. Sure enough, the owner came forward.
He said his leg came off when he jumped into the water on Memorial Day weekend, and that he’s very thankful to get it back. He said it’s worth about $30,000.