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Severed pinky ends cruise fun

The Coast Guard had to medevac 16-year-old Patrick Galloway from the Miami-based Carnival cruise ship Fascination on Thursday after the teen severed a finger in an elevator accident.

"Patrick was inside the cruise ship elevator and attempted to stop the elevator door from closing with his right hand. The elevator door closed and when Galloway pulled his hand from the door, his pinky finger was severed," according to the Coast Guard.

The ship's on-board doctor reported the injury about 1 a.m. Thursday. By noon, a Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter crew from Clearwater located the cruise ship about 120 miles southwest of Key West and plucked Patrick to safety.

The teen is currently recovering at Tampa General Hospital.


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