July 1, 2014 9:14 am

Prosthetic leg found on beach returned to woman who lost it while swimming

Photo of the prosthetic leg Hannah Listle posted to Facebook after she found it on a beach in Kingston, Washington.

Hannah Listle/Facebook

TORONTO - A woman who found a prosthetic leg on a beach in Kingston, Washington has returned it to its owner.

Hannah Listle posted information on Facebook about the prosthetic she found while looking for shells Sunday at Point No Point beach.

Megan Smith claimed the leg Monday after her sister saw the Facebook post.

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“I cried and then I laughed, I was so jittery and so excited I couldn’t wait to get it back,” Smith told KOMO-TV after learning of the discovery.

Smith said she and her husband had been swimming Saturday night when she realized the leg was gone.

“I dove down into the water and I couldn’t find it and I looked and I look,” she said.

She searched for the leg for hours but found nothing. She returned the next day and still had no luck.

Smith told KOMO-TV she swims with the leg regularly and this was the first time she lost it.

Listle says her and Smith have a lot in common and have become fast friends over the incident.

“I feel good. I think it’s really great, hearing her story about the leg and everything like that it was very heart warming to know I was able to get it back to her,” she said.

-with files from The Associated Press

© Shaw Media, 2014

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