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Human finger found inside trout

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PRIEST LAKE, Idaho -

A human finger found inside a fish caught in Idaho belonged to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an accident months ago.

A fisherman found the finger while cleaning trout he caught on Sept. 11, according to KREM-TV in Spokane, and immediately called the sheriff's office.

Detectives took a fingerprint and matched the finger to Haans Galassi, a 31-year-old from Washington State.

He says as soon as the sheriff called him, he knew what was up.

When the sheriff mentioned something happened at Priest Lake, Galassi interrupted and said, "Let me guess, they found my fingers in a fish," the station reported.

Galassi was wakeboarding at the lake in June when his hand got caught in a tow rope. He says when he finally got his hand free, he didn't realize he'd lost most of his fingers until he looked at his hand.

The accident happened about eight miles from where the fish was pulled out of the water.

The sheriff's office offered to return the finger, but Galassi declined.

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