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Woman Catches Prosthetic Leg While Fishing
« on: August 28, 2011, 07:03:49 AM »
Woman Catches Prosthetic Leg While Fishing On Lake Ida

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KSAX) – Three years after a Morris woman lost her prosthetic leg on Lake Ida, a Wisconsin woman fished it out and returned it.

It happened over the Fourth of July weekend; Beth Krohn went fishing while at her lake home on Lake Ida. She was out on the lake for about an hour when she felt a snag, but when she started to reel in her line, she quickly began to realize she caught something and it wasn’t a fish.

“It kept coming up and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh!’” Krohn said. “I hope it’s not a dead body. We got it up and it was a prosthetic leg.”

Pam Riley is from Morris, but she also has a lake home on Lake Ida. She lost her prosthetic leg three years ago while swimming. She never thought anyone would find it, but always laughed about “what if?”.

“What would anybody think when they see a part of a leg,” leg owner Pam Riley said. “They probably wondered where the rest of the body was.”

After Beth caught the keeper that morning, she called a few places in Alexandria hoping to find its rightful owner. She ended up calling Advanced O and P in Alexandria; turns out she reeled in the leg right in the nick of time.

“We told (the receptionist) we found this prosthetic leg,” Krohn said. “She started laughing and said she was going to put me on hold. She said the lady who lost was there in the office and she wanted to talk to me.”

Krohn and Riley met up later that day in the Walmart parking lot in Alexandria to exchange stories and body parts. Krohn said she will tell this story for years to come because even though her catch wasn’t one for the wall, she said it was definitely a keeper.

“How can you top that?” Krohn said. “It’s like going deer hunting and shooting the biggest buck of all.”

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Re: Woman Catches Prosthetic Leg While Fishing
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 10:59:48 AM »
Hi Steve - great story

I have almost lost my leg a few times swimming when the foot sinks deep and gets stuck in the muck. So far I have always been able to dive down and recover it. Recently I have had  the foot get stuck in the muck  and separate from the leg.

Right now New Hampshire is under attack by Irene. It is raining hard and very windy. A large tree just came down on one of my trailers. I had a family party planned today which will have to be rescheduled.

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Re: Woman Catches Prosthetic Leg While Fishing
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 12:31:07 PM »
I haven't lost my prosthetic in the sea yet, it's usually my jeep keys (I tend to forget their in my pocket). I heard a bit about Irene. She sounds nasty.
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