Teenage Boy Loses Arm, Gets Leg Stuck Beneath Rock

posted by City News Service - 

LAGUNA BEACH (CNS) - A 15-year-old boy who somehow got trapped beneath a large rock lost his right arm and suffered injuries to a leg today near Emerald Bay beach in Laguna Beach. The boy got trapped around 3:30 p.m., with his arm and part of his leg stuck under a large rock. 

It was not immediately clear how the rock wound up on top of the teen. According to reports from the scene, the boy had been crawling on rocks when he fell and some of the rocks rolled on top of him. 


Orange County Fire Authority crews worked to free the teen, who lost at least part of his right arm, according to OCFA Capt. Tony Bommarito.The teen was freed shortly after 4 p.m. and he was flown by helicopter to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.

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