Missing finger swims back to owner in fish's belly
Three months after a Washington man lost his fingers in a wakeboarding accident, one has swum back to him... inside a fish!
You've probably heard stories about messages in bottles being returned to their original owners decades after they were written, right?
If you thought they were surprised, imagine how 31-year-old Haans Galassi felt.
The Washington resident was stunned to find that a fisherman had discovered something that belonged to him in a fish in Idaho's Priest Lake - not a message in a bottle, but his finger!
Angler Nolan Calvin was cleaning the trout he'd caught when he spotted the semi-digested digit earlier this month.
Putting the finger on ice, Calvin called the local sheriff's office - detectives were then able to use the still-intact fingerprints to identify its previous owner.
Mr Galassi had lost four of his fingers in a rather nasty wakeboarding incident earlier in the summer, so when the sheriff called him and said where he was from, he jokingly guessed what he was about to say.
He told the Spokesman-Review 'I was like, 'Let me guess, they found my fingers in a fish'.'
Surprisingly, though, he declined the sheriff's offer to return the fish to him... and you probably won't catch him eating fishfingers anytime soon.
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