April 16, 2013 in Nation/World

Man featured in photograph had both legs amputated

Associated Press
 
Associated Press photo

Medical responders run an injured man, later identified as 27-year-old Jeff Bauman Jr., past the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston on Monday. Bauman ended up having both legs amputated due to the injuries he sustained.
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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.

The image of the younger Bauman was featured in newspapers nationwide, including The Spokesman-Review.

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.

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