Missing in the ocean: A prosthetic leg

One of Kelley Shinn’s prosthetic legs was lost in the ocean in Ocracoke last week. [Photo courtesy Ocracoke Observer]

The Ocracoke Observer is asking a favor for island friend Kelley Shinn, who was at the beach Wednesday, Sept. 4 and lost a leg in the ocean.

One of Kelley Shinn’s prosthetic legs was lost in the ocean before Hurricane Dorian. [Ocracoke Observer photo]

“Yes. We know it sounds funny, but this is not a joke. She has two prosthetic legs,” the Observer said in a Facebook post.

Shinn said the ocean current was going southwest toward South Point and asks if anyone is on the beach on Thursday morning and beyond, if you find a prosthetic leg, please bring it to the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department.

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