Fisherman Loses Arm During Fishing, Found by Another Fisherman
A wounded veteran fishing in a Florida tournament lost his prosthetic hand in a fight with a fish but it was found later when another fisherman caught the fish.
UPI reports that Jack Wiseman, one of eight wounded veterans given spots on boats in the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series in Boca Grande said he was engaged in a tug-of-war with a fish Sunday when his prosthetic hand came loose.
“The hand snapped off the prosthetic device, still hooked to the rod, and the rod and the reel and the hand went down into the water,” Wiseman said.
Wiseman said the captain of the boat attempted to stop the fish’s escape with another hook, but it managed to get away.
“Somebody else hooked that same fish and our rod, with my hand, was still attached and they brought it back to us. So that’s my fishing story,” Wiseman said.