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Vet loses prosthetic arm to fish

Jack Wiseman has a fish story for the ages.

Wiseman is an amateur who was invited to fish with the pro in a Florida tournament.

He was reeling in the big one when the large tarpon ripped his arm off. “It went quick, the rod went down, the captain tried to throw another hook in the water and cross over the line.’  But it didn`t work… the arm submerged with the big fish.

As one eyewitness put it, ‘And we watched it happen and we were like, did you see that? His arm’s gone!’

Did we mention that Wiseman is a Wounded Warrior and the arm mentioned was a prosthetic?

‘I have a special prosthetic that’s got different devices that I can hook on to it. And all of the sudden the hand snapped off the prosthetic device still hooked to the rod. And the rod and the reel and the hand went down in the water’ said Wiseman.

It may sound awful but Wiseman’s friends and fellow Warriors were amused.

His fellow Warrior and friend Ryan Kruger said, ‘For us it was funny… and that was the biggest thing and he said you’re gonna be a legend. You’re the only guy that lost an arm out here yesterday.’

They can laugh because there’s more to this fish tale. We’ll let Wiseman tell it, “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.’

A fish story with a happy ending… hmm, most anglers would give an arm and a leg for that.

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This entry was posted on May 30, 2012 by in NewsFix Now.
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