Finger Found In Fish At Idaho’s Priest Lake Belonged To Wakeboarder

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A fisherman cleaning a trout that he caught at Idaho’s Priest Lake noticed something a little strange in the fish’s stomach: a human finger.

CBS reports that fisherman Nolan Calvin found the finger in the fish on September 11th. He put the digit on ice and called the sheriff’s office.

The police were able to get a fingerprint from the soggy finger and identified its owner as Haans Galassi.

Galassi said:

“The sheriff called me and told me he had a strange story to tell me… He said that a fisherman was out on Priest Lake, and I pretty much knew exactly what he was going to say at that point. I was like: Let me guess, they found my fingers in a fish.”

Galassi said that he got his hand stuck in the loop of a towline when he was wakeboarding at the lake in June.

Galassi said:

“I pulled my hand out of the water and it had pretty much lopped off all four fingers. It was a lot of flesh and bone, not a lot of blood.”

The sheriff’s department said that the finger was in relatively good condition and offered to return it to Galassi. He declined. The wakeboarder did say, however, that he was interested to see if any of his other fingers would turn up in fish stomachs.

Galassi said:

“I’m like, ‘uhhh, I’m good.’ There’s still three more, too. It’s hard to say where those are going to end up.”