Boston Marathon bombing survivor becomes a dad

Erin Hurley and Jeff Bauman with their baby daughter. Katlyn Townsend via Twitter

BOSTON - More than a year after he lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings, Jeff Bauman has become the proud father of a new daughter.

Bauman, 28, and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth Sunday of their daughter, Nora Gail Bauman.

"Everyone is happy and healthy!" the couple said Monday on their Facebook page.

Bauman was at the finish line cheering on Hurley as she ran the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. He lost both legs in the blasts, which killed three people.

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A badly wounded Jeff Bauman is rushed in a wheelchair from the bombings site on April 15, 2013. Carlos Arredondo, in the cowboy hat, is credited with saving his life.
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An AP photo of a badly injured Bauman being rushed away in a wheelchair by Carlos Arrendondo became one of the most memorable images of the bombings. Arrendondo is credited with saving Bauman's life and the two men have become good friends.

Bauman was hailed as a hero after he provided a description of one of the suspected bombers from his hospital bed.

His memoir, called "Stronger," was published April 8, one week before the anniversary of the bombings.

In June he returned to work at a Costco store in New Hampshire, CBS Boston said.

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