Gardaí seek answers to mystery of prosthetic hip found in Kerry lake 4 months ago

Gardaí seek answers to mystery of prosthetic hip found in Kerry lake

There's a new hip joint in Kerry.

A mystery has gripped southwest Kerry this week as a very unusual item has been uncovered.


Gardaí are currently seeking the owner of a prosthetic hip-joint found at the bottom of a lake. The ball and socket joint was found in the famous fishing lake, Lough Currane near Waterville, by a diver searching for lost bait and equipment.

Gardaí were alerted after the item was identified, however the investigation is not criminal and instead concerns lost property. The authorities are hoping that the serial number on the object will help solve the mystery and get the it back to its rightful owner.

Lough Currane hip joint Lough Currane in Kerry where the hip-joint was found (Getty)

A Garda spokesperson told JOE: "Gardaí in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, are investigating this matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cahersiveen Garda Station."

Local Dominic McGillicuddy told the Irish Independent that his friend was the man who found the object and said that there was originally confusion over what it was.

"We didn’t know what it was but we Googled it. It is small about six inches and stainless steel," he said.

"It could have been thrown overboard or something. Hopefully gardaí will get to the bottom of it."

Lough Currane is famed for its trout and salmon fishing and is regarded as one of the best fishing spots in the country.

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