On Wednesday, June 5, an unidentified man lost his prosthetic leg while riding his stand up jet ski at Dardanelle Bay.
The man stated while standing up riding his jet ski, the leg came off.
The man is not a stranger to losing his legs, in fact, in September of 2012, while riding jet skis with his friends, the man lost another leg.
Prior to the September 2012 incident the man had stated that the prosthetic leg had come off before, but the last time the leg floated.
Jerry Evans, salesman at Cogswell Motors, received a call on Thursday, June 6, from the man. Evans had assisted him after he had lost his leg in the September 2012 jet skiing incident.
While on the phone with Evans, the man told him what had happened and asked for his assistance in recovering the second leg he had lost in the water. Evans told River Valley Leader, "Me, Adam Mulling and Kyle Cromer decided to go search for the leg after I received the call."
Unfortunately,Thursday's search proved to be unsuccessful. But the trio did not give up easily. Evans, Mulling and Cromer returned to the waters of the Dardanelle Bay tonight, Friday, June 7, to continue their search.
After searching for some time, the sun began to set this evening, and the hopes of recovering the leg dwindled, but as luck would have it, Mulling emerged from the mirky water with the leg in hand.
The leg recovered from the water at Dardanelle Bay this evening is valued at approximately $10,000. The leg lost in September of 2012 was valued at $35,000.
To read the September 2012 story, OEM responds to Lake Dardanelle to recover leg, click here.