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Missing prosthetic ear owner found

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 07:26:49-04

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Police in Holmes Beach who were trying to find the owner of a prosthetic ear that washed up on their beach got a happy phone call from South Carolina.

Earlier this week,police posted photos of the ear on their Facebook page in hopes its owner could be found.

Thursday, the police sergeant said a woman called saying the rubber ear they found belongs to her husband.

The couple was vacationing in the area when the man went swimming. She said he was trying to put the ear in his pocket for safekeeping when "a wave knocked it off his hand."