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TSCO searches for boy's prosthetic leg

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 07:38:46-04

TULSA- Tulsa County Sheriff's Department divers hit the water Thursday to help a teen who lost his prosthetic leg over Memorial Day weekend. 

Divers took off around 9:30 Thursday morning and were on the lakes most of the day.

The operation was giving these divers a special training opportunity, but they say the real reward is helping 15-year-old Brendon Wiseley find what's most important to him. 

"I don't know what to day ... I'm kind of speechless," said Wiseley. 

Having lost his real leg in a lawnmower accident when he was only seven, Wiseley is now a micro sprint racer who says having a prosthetic is second nature, only now he's missing his new one. 

"It had some pictures on it that was really sentimental to me," he said. "It had a latch on the back to make it where it didn't come off, but must've caught it just right and it came off I guess." 

Today he walks with a backup, but he can't run with it.

So members of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office dive team suited up this week to find the appendage. 

"I saw the story and I knew our training was coming up," said Dive team Leader, Chad Rose. "It's not very often that we get to look for an item that looks like a body part so it helps out for our divers."

Rose and his team first hit the water Tuesday--with no luck. 

Thursday, they tried once again, this time armed with state of the art equipment, training and helping--all at once. 

"It has sentimental value to him, so I hope we can find it for him," said Rose. 

Wiseley says no matter what, he'll try to replace his $18,000 prosthetic. 

But he says the deputies that answered his call of help left a lasting impact. 

"That's really great ... I'm glad they could all come together and help each other, it's kind of cool." said Wiseley. 

Unfortunately, divers did not find the prosthetic once again, but they say they will look into continuing the search at a later date. 

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