Vet's prosthetic hand reeled out to sea during fishing tournament


SOUTH FLA. - A south Florida fisherman nearly lost more than the catch of the day this Memorial Day weekend.

Jack Wiseman, a wounded war veteran, was participating in an annual fishing tournament when a fish pulled too hard on his reel and popped out his prosthetic arm.

Wiseman watched as it sank into the sea.

"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," said Wiseman.

The captain of that boat attempted to stop the fish before it had gone too far.

Luckily, another fisherman hooked the exact same fish later on, and returned the prosthetic limb to Wiseman.