So this has always been a fear of mine, and it’s never come anywhere close to happening, but knowing the possibility is out there is enough to kind of keep me on edge when swimming in lakes.
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) July 21, 2017
Now, they’re not 100 percent absolutely sure it was a muskie, but if I were a betting man, I’d lay a few bucks on the fact that it was.
Here’s more from the Associated Press:
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl has undergone surgery to repair damage to her foot which might have been caused by a fish in a northeastern Minnesota lake.
Maren Kesselhon suffered nine deep lacerations and tendon damage when she was injured while sitting on a paddleboard on Island Lake north of Duluth Wednesday. Maren’s dad, Ryan Kesselhorn, says his daughter told him she could feel her foot in the mouth of a fish and kicked at it with her other foot to free herself.
The Dickinson Press reports doctors at Essentia Health, where Maren had surgery, say the razor-sharp cuts, some down to the bone, probably were caused by a fish.
Island Lake is home to large muskies and northern pike. A Duluth fisherman caught and released a 47-inch long muskie Wednesday.