ROCKLAND — Surgeons in Boston are attempting to reattach a 5-year-old Maine boy’s hand after he lost it in a freak accident.

Police said the boy had one end of a jump rope wrapped around his wrist and the other end dangling out the window while riding in the back seat of his grandmother’s car in downtown Rockland on Tuesday night.

Authorities told the Bangor Daily News that as another vehicle passed by the car, the rope got caught up on the other vehicle, pulling the rope and severing the boy’s hand.

The child was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport before being driven to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. A medical helicopter could not be used because of poor weather conditions.

Police aren’t releasing the boy’s name.


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