SONOMA, Ca. (KRON) — Great work, Sonoma Sheriff!
Sonoma Sheriff says they have reunited an amputee with his $15,000 prosthetic leg after it somehow fell off mid-flight recently.
Authorities posted the story on Facebook Monday night, saying they got a “strange call of a found prosthetic leg” at a lumber yard in Cloverdale.
Officials said after some investigating, it turned out that Dion, an amputee, was skydiving over the weekend when his leg fell off from about 10,000 feet in the air.
Dion and a group of friends searched the area for his leg but were unable to find out at that time.
“We contacted Dion and were able to return his leg this afternoon. Great guy, full of humor who said he lost his first leg in a freak skydiving accident two years ago but that hasn’t held him back. He jokingly quipped that this was his second leg lost while skydiving,” Sonoma Sheriff said in the Facebook post.
“He was thankful to get his $15k leg back and was even more thankful it didn’t land on anyone or break anything,” Sonoma Sheriff added. “He promises to make a tether and learn from this but fully plans to stick with his passion. Good luck Dion!! Great spirit!!”