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Woman Reels in Lost Limb

Angler returns missing prosthetic leg

A Minnesota woman who lost her prosthetic leg in a lake three years ago now has it back, all thanks to a curious fisherwoman who pulled it out of the water in July. Beth Krohn was fishing last month near her vacation house on Lake Ida in Alexandria, Minnesota, when she felt her line snag underwater. She had caught a prosthetic leg. Krohn told the Associated Press that she worried it was a dead body. Not quite. The limb belongs to Pam Riley, from Morris, Minnesota, who lost it three years ago while swimming. Krohn later found Riley and returned the leg after locating the company that built it.

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