NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A tugboat crew member is hospitalized after police said he lost part of his arm in an accident in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty.
Around 9 p.m. Thursday, the boat’s operator was adjusting a line when the rope severed his left arm just below the elbow, police said.READ MORE: Sources: Ex-Boyfriend Gunned Down Lizbeth Mass While She Was Working At Construction Site On City Island
The NYPD was called and when officers boarded the boat, they applied a tourniquet and transferred the 27-year-old man to Lutheran Hospital in serious condition.
The NYPD Harbor Unit searched for the man’s severed arm in the water, but did not find it.MORE NEWS: New York Philharmonic Performs At The Shed As Part Of New York PopsUp Series
The Coast Guard is investigating.