Lost human finger found in fish after two months

Human finger found inside a fish 
By: John Roberts 

(Scroll down for video) A human finger that was lost for over two months was found in a fish, according to reports in the news media.

The human finger found inside a fish at Priest Lake Idaho which came from a wake boarder who lost four fingers in an accident more than two months earlier.

Fisher Nolan Calvin found the finger while cleaning the trout he caught. Put it on ice and called the Bonner County, Idaho, sheriff's office, a local newspaper reported.

Detectives were able to get a fingerprint off the finger. It matched a fingerprint card for Haans Galassi, 31, of Colbert, Washington, and police called him on Tuesday morning. The finger was in very good condition at the time of recovery, according to reports.

Investigators learned that Galassi lost four fingers of his left hand in an accident at the same lake where the fish was caught.

"The commissioner called me and he told me he had a strange story to tell me," Galassi said Tuesday. "He said that a fisherman was fishing on Lake Priest, and I pretty much knew exactly what he was going to say at that time. I was like: Let me guess, my fingers were found in a fish."

The fish was caught about eight miles from where Galassi had lost his fingers, the sheriff's office said. Galassi had been on a camping trip in the scenic lake when he decided to go wake boarding. He told the newspaper that his hand was caught in a loop in the tow rope, and could not get it out before the line tightened behind the boat.

When it finally released, he did not feel much pain. But then he looked at his hand. "I pulled my hand out of the water and that was about four fingers cut off," he said. "It was a lot of flesh and bone, not a lot of blood." He was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Spokane.

Galassi has undergone therapy twice a week for his injured hand. He still has half of his index and pointer fingers on that hand. "I can still grab things and grab and hold the steering wheel with it," Galassi said. The sheriff's office offered to return the finger, but Galassi declined.

"I'm like, 'uhhh, I'm fine,'" he said. Detective Sergeant. Gary Johnston, of the sheriff's office said the agency will keep the finger for a few weeks in case Galassi changes his mind.

"There are still three more, too," said Johnston. "It's hard to say where they will be found."

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