A human finger found inside a fish in Idaho has been traced to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an accident in July.
Fisherman Nolan Calvin found the finger while he was cleaning the trout he caught on September 11. He put it on ice and called the sheriff’s office in Bonner County, Idaho.
Detectives were able to determine there was sufficient ridge detail to obtain a fingerprint, according to reports. They matched it to a fingerprint card for Hans Galassi, 31, and called him on Tuesday morning.
Investigators learned that Mr Galassi lost four fingers from his left hand in a June 21 accident on the same lake where the fish was caught. The three other fingers have not been recovered.
“The sheriff called me and told me he had a strange story to tell me,” Mr Galassi said Tuesday. “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.”