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Mannequin foot spurs 10-hour search

Published 11/08/2011 | 16:36

A nearly 10-hour search revealed a hooked 'human foot' had actually belonged to a mannequin
A nearly 10-hour search revealed a hooked 'human foot' had actually belonged to a mannequin

A boy fishing in a northern Illinois lake hooked - and then lost - what he thought was a human foot, but a search determined the appendage was actually from a mannequin.

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The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reported that divers and sonar teams spent nearly 10 hours searching Lake Marie, near Antioch, before they located the fake foot on Wednesday evening.

Authorities say the boy reeled the foot to within three feet of his boat before it fell back into the murky water.

Gurnee Fire Department Battalion Chief John Skillman says the search was launched because the boy was considered a reliable source.

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