Man Loses Fingertips on Pirates of the Caribbean

Officials aren't entirely sure how
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2014 2:30 PM CDT
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is seen in this file photo.   (Flickr/Christoph)

(Newser) – A UK tourist lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida yesterday. The man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital, the local fire department tells WKMG of Orlando. Disney officials stopped the ride and checked it out, eventually determining that it was safe and reopening it later that day. Officials say it's still unclear how the incident happened. The man's name and condition have not been released. (Read more Disney stories.)

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