A 13-year-old boy treasure hunting with his dad located something they knew its owner would be looking for: a prosthetic leg.
The Panama City News Herald reports surfer Carter Hess lost his $3,000 titanium prosthetic leg after he was hit by a wave in Florida’s St. Andrew’s Bay back in April.
“I knew immediately it was off of me,” Hess said. “I’ve surfed in much bigger waves and it never came off like that.” Hess had looked for his leg, but the water was murky and it was nowhere to be found.
Nearly a month later, Sebastian Morris and his dad, Bobby, found the leg buried near the jetties just thirty feet from where Hess had been surfing.
Father and son took the prosthetic into their care and immediately launched an online campaign to find its owner.
Hess had given up hope that he’d find the leg, but then a friend tagged him in a story about Sebastian’s find from The Panama City News Herald.
Hess’s friends love to tease him about his artificial leg by sending him stories about found prosthetics. “I surf a lot and so every time a leg is found, they get a kick out of it,” Hess said.