Wakeboarder's Finger Found in Priest Lake Trout

Posted by Andrew Crisp on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:15 AM

A fisherman on Idaho's Priest Lake caught more than a large lake trout on Sept. 11—a human finger was found inside the fish.

According to the Spokane, Wash., Spokesman-Review, a fisherman in north Idaho found a human finger inside the fish. It belonged to a man who lost four fingers seven weeks prior in a wakeboarding accident.

While on a camping trip in June, Haans Galassi's wakeboarding line became wrapped around his hand, severing four fingers from his left hand.

Galassi joked the fingers were "fish food" at the bottom of the lake, writing off seeing his digits again. He could not have guessed how right he was.

Fisherman Noah Calvin from the Rathdrum-Twin Lakes area plucked Galassi's finger out of a lake trout caught on Priest Lake. The Spokesman-Review reports the finger was "in remarkably good condition."

Calvin called the Bonner County Sherriff's Office, who reported to Galassi that one of his fingers had been found. However, he declined to reunite his finger with his hand.

"I'm like, uhhh, I'm good," he told the Spokesman-Review. The rest of his fingers are still somewhere in the lake.

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