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Vet Loses Prosthetic Hand to Fish in Tournament -- Only to Have Another Angler Reel It Back in Later

"Somebody else hooked that same fish and our rod with my hand was still attached to the rod and they brought it back to us."

Jack Wiseman (Image: WSMY News screenshot)

Jack Wiseman is a Wounded Warrior with a prosthetic arm. He lost his arm in the gulf -- not the Gulf War that is but the gulf of Mexico. And it wasn't his original arm that he lost there, but his prosthetic.

You see Wiseman was one of eight Wounded Warriors invited to the Boca Grande Pass fishing tournament over the Memorial Day Weekend. It was here that Wiseman's prosthetic arm was reeled out to sea by none other than the fish he was attempting to reel in.

Wiseman explained to WFMY News that he has several attachments that fit onto his prosthetic, one of which allows him to hold a fishing rod. The lunker he was bringing in pulled off the hand to his arm -- attachment and all -- and dragged it into the deep. In the report, he says "All of a sudden 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."

Although Wiseman never expected to see it again. Wiseman told CBS 12 in an interesting turn of events that "somebody else hooked that same fish and our rod with my hand was still attached to the rod and they brought it back to us. So that's my fishing story."

Watch the report:

Wiseman's friends had a good laugh over the events and have already been invited back to the tournament next year.

[H/T Daily Mail]

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