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Old 06-25-2010   #1
 
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Found - Carbon Fiber Prosthetic Arm - Pumphouse/Colorado River

Honestly, we thought it was a dead armadillo floating in the river on 6/11/2010 but upon closer inspection it was a freak'n carbon fiber hook-arm prosthesis (no offense to owner meant). I've come across many things on many rivers but what more can I say? I'm completely stumped!

I'm sure its expensive and somewhat important so please claim it. It shouldn't be very hard to show proof of ownership....
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Old 06-25-2010   #2
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Wow, quite the find in the Colorado!
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Old 06-25-2010   #3
 
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stumped is the operative word...damn, i thought you may have found the one we lost on the Grand in 2005....you can't keep a good gimp down
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Old 06-26-2010   #4
 
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I was on the river last June during a race that involved many people with previous injuries. Does it look like it may have been out there for awhile, perhaps dislodged by this years high water? Here's a link to an article about the last year's race with some contact names and numbers. Maybe they did the race again this year as well.

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They just had a veterans kayak club down there...I bet it was from that. The coordinators name is Kim and she's friends with EJ...but I don't know how to get a hold of her.
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Maybe give a heads up to some of the folks at Rancho? Would seem like a logical place for me to check if I lost something that important on that stretch.
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i think timberline also just did some sort of rafting for veterans out there.
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You guys are awesome for helping out......you have some good river karma coming your way.
Hope you find the owner......I'm sure he will be happy to have it back.
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They just had a veterans kayak club down there...I bet it was from that. The coordinators name is Kim and she's friends with EJ...but I don't know how to get a hold of her.
Here I am, and yes, we just had a group of vets from Team River Runner on Pumphouse...but we came and went with the same number of arms.
Thanks for grabbing it and posting it. I will put the word out and see if we can't get it back to the paddler, and yeah...the prostethics are expensive. But they can still hold onto a booty beer, which the owner will need to drink (and give the rest of the 6-pack to the finder!).

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(I am in Summit now Summit Surfer. Here is my email. ..kjohnson <at> san.rr.com)
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Hey V (Chepora)! I just figured out who you were....sorry I did not call about the Gorge...I am headed back to Salida manana, ...you guys too?
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