British man loses fingertips on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride
It is unclear how the victim was injured on the Florida log flume attraction
A British man has reportedly lost the tips of two of his fingers while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning on the log flume ride, which has since been reopened.
Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department told WKMG that the victim was an adult male from the United Kingdom who lost the tip of his ring and pinky finger on his right hand.
The man was taken to a local hospital and, following checks, Disney officials confirmed the ride was safe.
Officials have said it remains unclear how the victim’s fingers were injured.
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride was the inspiration for the hugely popular Disney film series, starring Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.
The original ride was built at Disneyland in California, and there are also versions in Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Park in Paris. Visitors are taken on a journey through a decadent and amoral pirate world, set against the song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”.
Since 2006, Disney has incorporated characters from the movies into the scenery of the attraction.
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Prince Philip set to be knighted by Australia: Celebrate by reading his greatest gaffes
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
£38000 - £42000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the UK's best performing...
£35000 - £43000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our award-winning client is one...
£15000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leading provider of Atlas ...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Opportunity to join established...