Police in Sonoma, USA, had a peculiar investigation to deal with recently after a prosthetic leg was found in a lumber yard by startled workers.
The leg had turned up out of the blue and led workers at the yard to believe that something sinister might have happened to its owner.
However, after some enquiries by the Sonoma Sheriff’s Office, the leg’s rightful owner was found.
A post shared on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said:
‘Today we got a strange call of a found prosthetic leg at a Cloverdale lumber yard.
‘The deputy gathered the intact leg, checked the area and contacted some folks at the nearby airport.
‘Turns out that an amputee went skydiving yesterday and his leg fell off in mid-flight from about 10,000 feet up.
‘After they landed, he and friends looked around the area but couldn’t find it.
‘We contacted Dion and were able to return his leg this afternoon.
‘Great guy, full of humor who said he lost his first leg in a freak skydiving accident two years ago but that hasn’t held him back. He jokingly quipped that this was his second leg lost while skydiving…
‘He was thankful to get his $15k leg back and was even more thankful it didn’t land on anyone or break anything.
‘He promises to make a tether and learn from this but fully plans to stick with his passion. Good luck Dion!! Great spirit!!!’
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