Marathon bomb victim has both legs amputated

BOSTON The father of a man who was photographed being pushed away from the Boston Marathon bombing in a wheelchair says his son has had both legs amputated.

Jeff Bauman says his son, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman Jr., is the man in an Associated Press photo taken shortly after the bombing.

His father says on his Facebook page that his son had to have both lower limbs removed at Boston Medical Center because of extensive vascular and bone damage. He says his son also had to have another surgery because of fluid in his abdomen.

Bauman says his son was there to watch his girlfriend run. She was not hurt. He says his son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Carlos Arredondo, in the cowboy hat, helps push Jeff Bauman Jr. in a wheel chair after the Boston Marathon bombings, Monday, April 15, 2013. Bauman later had both his legs amputated.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa


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