Kicker – A surprise harvest


MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Vermont farmer Joe Marszalkowski recently found something rather bizarre in his soybean field. 

Partially dug into the soil between green rows of soybean leaves he found … a prosthetic leg. Very odd, considering no one on the farm owns a prosthetic leg. And how it got there was even stranger. 

It fell from the sky. 

The leg belonged to double amputee Chris Marckres, who lost the leg while skydiving. He told NECN tv …

MARCHRES: I think my adrenaline was so high and I was just so excited, I didn’t even realize that I had lost it.

He then put out the word on social media that he’d lost his leg. Joe Marszalkowski saw the post and soon thereafter, spotted the leg. Beyond a few scratches, it was undamaged.

MARSZALKOWSKI: Always gotta keep an eye out … a needle in a haystack.

Marckres had offered a reward to whoever found it, but Marszalkowski turned it down.

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