Woman fishes prosthetic leg out of lake

Aug. 27, 2011 at 3:30 AM

ALEXANDRIA, Minn., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A woman fishing near her home on Lake Ida in Minnesota said she reeled in a prosthetic leg three years after it was lost by a swimmer.

Beth Krohn said she was fishing during the Fourth of July weekend and was shocked when the heavy load at the end of her line turned out to be a prosthetic leg, KSAX-TV, Alexandria, Minn., reported Friday.

Krohn said she phoned several area businesses in hopes of tracking down the leg's owner and she lucked out when she called Advanced O and P in Alexandria.

"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 it was there in the office and she wanted to talk to me."

Pam Riley, who also has a house on Lake Ida, said she lost the leg while swimming three years ago.

Krohn met with Riley in a Walmart parking lot to give her the leg. She said she is proud of her catch.

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

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