GEORGETOWN — Police say an 11-year-old boy is recovering after being hit in the eye with fireworks that were shot off by his father in Georgetown.

Officials tell WCSH-TV that the boy and his family were visiting from New Hampshire when they decided to set off some fireworks Monday night.

Police say one of the fireworks misfired and exploded, with pieces striking the boy’s eye.

Officials say the boy was taken to Maine Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. His identity was not released.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.


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