Man Loses Fingertips On 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Ride At Disney World

07/10/2014 10:04 pm ET | Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times.

A British tourist lost two fingertips on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride at Walt Disney World in Florida on Thursday, according to reports in local media and on Disney blogs.

Bo Jones, communications manager of the Reedy Creek Fire Department, told ClickOrlando.com that the man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers on his right hand.

There is no word yet on how the accident occurred, but WDW Theme Parks wrote on Twitter that "evidently the hand was outside the boat on the drop."

(WDW Theme Parks is an independent website and not affiliated with Disney.)

The man was treated at a local hospital and the ride was shut down for at least five hours, the fan-run Doctor Disney website said.

The ride had reopened by Thursday evening.

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