US skydiver's prosthetic leg turns up in California lumber yard

Dion, right, reportedly had his leg fall off at 3000m while skydiving.
Dion, right, reportedly had his leg fall off at 3000m while skydiving. Photo credit: Sonoma Sherriff/Facebook

A man in the United States has been reunited with his prosthetic leg after he lost it skydiving recently.

The owner, who police name as Dion, reportedly had his leg fall off at 3000 metres over California on Sunday local time.

In a Facebook post, the Sonoma Sheriff's office said the leg was found at a lumber yard.

A police officer gathered the leg, checked the area and contacted people at a nearby airport, the post says.

"Turns out that an amputee went skydiving yesterday [Sunday] and his leg fell off in mid-flight."

The post says after he landed, he and his friends looked throughout the area but couldn't find it.

Police then contacted Dion and were able to return it to him.

"Great guy," the post says. "He lost his first leg in a freak skydiving accident two years ago but that hasn't held him back."

The leg was reportedly worth US$15,000 (NZ$23,000).

"He promises to make a tether and learn from this but fully plans to stick with his passion," the post says.

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