Last Sunday, Joe Davis, 50, flipped his kayak on Chestermere Lake, a manmade reservoir in Chestermere, Alberta.
A Good Samaritan spotted him struggling in the water and helped Davis back to shore on a ski-boat.
What didn’t make it back, however, was Davis’ custom prosthetic leg.
“He just got blown over, and he was trying to hold the boat, because he was thinking it would sink — so he removed his prosthetic leg because he thought he might be swimming back to shore,” John Kittler, owner of Hyperactive Watersports in Chestermere, who helped with Davis’ rescue, told the Calgary Sun.
Somehow Davis’ leg was dropped in the process of Davis being towed back to shore.
“He was pretty distraught because it’s the only one he has, they take weeks to make, and they cost five thousand bucks,” said Kittler.
“And so, at the time it was windy and cold, so we couldn’t even go out to look.”
Davis went home without his leg, assuming it was lost forever.
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