Florida teen loses thumb to firework on New Year’s, first responders say

Lake Mary Fire Department assists injured 17-year-old

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized early New Year’s Day in Seminole County after a firework removed one of his thumbs, according to the Lake Mary Fire Department.

First responders were dispatched at 12:25 a.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Weybridge Court in Lake Mary, advised en route of a teen “whose thumb is gone from a firework,” records show.

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“I’m just a neighbor and I came outside and he’s just bleeding... (from) his thumb,” a man told the 911 dispatcher. “He was holding some sort of firework.”

The teen was assessed and taken to a hospital, the department said.

Bodycam footage shows first responders and others scouring the street where the boy lost his thumb for the missing appendage.

ClickOrlando.com will not show or name the boy.

No further details were shared.

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