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Police dive team rescues jet skier's artificial leg

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - An amputee was jet skiing in San Diego Bay this weekend when the unthinkable happened - he lost his prosthetic leg.

Max O'Brien watched his prosthetic leg sink to the bottom of the bay and thought it was gone forever, but the police dive team made a last-ditch effort to find it.

O'Brien lost his leg in a motorcycle accident back in 2013, and getting his prosthetic leg was not easy.

On Monday, O'Brien received a call that his leg had been found 23-feet underwater. It took officers 45 minutes to find it.

"They are such a good group of guys. They save lives, but to have such effort put toward finding my leg, it was really touching," he said.

News 8's Kelly Hessedal reports from Harbor Island with what the dive team found during a diving exercise and what was on the leg that helped officers spot it in the water.

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