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Tugboat worker loses arm in accident near Statue of Liberty, NYPD says

The NYPD Harbor Unit rescued a man whose

The NYPD Harbor Unit rescued a man whose arm was severed by a tugboat line near the Statue of Liberty on Thursday night, April 13, 2017, cops said. Photo Credit: @NYPDSpecialops via Twitter

A tugboat worker was rescued by the NYPD Harbor Unit on Thursday night after part of his arm was severed by one of the boat’s ropes, police said.

The 27-year-old man was on a tugboat about a half-mile south of the Statue of Liberty at about 9 p.m., when his arm got caught in the line that was helping to move another vessel, cops said.

The line sliced through his left arm just below the elbow, police said.

The severed portion fell into the water and has not been found, they said.

Three officers in the NYPD Harbor Unit responded and quickly applied a tourniquet to the man, police said.

They then got the victim to Brooklyn Army Terminal, where he was taken to NYU Lutheran Medical Center, police said. He was conscious and alert, police said.


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