Prosthetic leg makes successful jump

August 25, 2008 4:30:48 AM PDT
A skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg in the air isn't letting the mishap get him down -- he made a jump with his replacement leg two days after it arrived.

Scott Listemann's new, $12,000 leg made it through the plunge without incident.

The 47-year-old skydiver wore a special jumpsuit and a foot harness as a precaution.

He says the jump was "absolutely wonderful."

Listemann is unsure why his previous prosthesis flew off during a jump in June.

After trying unsuccessfully to find it, Listemann got around on crutches until the replacement arrived last week.

He lost his left leg below the knee when a truck hit him in November.


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