Man blows off arm with fireworks

ISLIP TERRACE, NY (AP) - Police say a man lighting fireworks blew his arm off at a party on New York's Long Island when he was leaning over a mortar tube.

Suffolk County Police say the 36-year-old man's friends and relatives retrieved his severed left arm and packed it into a cooler after the explosion.

Doctors at a hospital are trying to reattach the limb.

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