Man to be Reunited With Prosthetic Leg After Losing it While Swimming on Memorial Day Weekend
Posted: June 13, 2012 | By: Christine Roberts [ Newyork Daily News]A Florida man who lost his $30,000 prosthetic leg while swimming last month will be reunited with his limb Monday after a shrimp boat captain caught it in the Gulf of Mexico.
The captain, Matt Willingham, owner of Willingham Seafood, was out on his shrimping boat Thursday morning when he spotted the leg in one of his nets, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
"We've caught [portable toilets], boat trailers and crab traps," Willingham told the newspaper. "This was the first to catch a prosthetic leg."
The captain first thought the foot was a piece of a body and alerted local authorities. He later realized that the foot was part of a prosthetic leg.
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