British tourist loses fingertips on ride at Disney World

Man lost tips of two fingers on The Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Florida

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British tourist loses fingertips on Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World

A British tourist has reportedly lost two fingertips on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disney World, Florida.

According to the Mirror, the man lost the tops of his ring and little fingers on his right hand while on the log flume ride.

It is believed he had his hands outside the boat, despite warnings to keep them inside, when the incident occurred on Thursday morning.

Disney officials stopped the ride and checked it out, reopening it later on Thursday after it was confirmed to be safe, reports the Toronto Star.

The Independent reports that The Pirates of the Caribbean ride was the inspiration for the Disney film series, starring Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

Back in October 2013, a five-year-old was left in a critical condition after falling from a ride at Disneyland Paris.

The boy was on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride with his father when he fell out of the boat towards the end of the ride.

According to thelocal.fr and the Daily Telegraph, Anne Chazareix, the police officer in charge of the investigation into the accident, said the boy, "lost his balance when the boat was arriving at the end of the ride", adding that he "fell and found himself stuck under the boat" in the water.

His father jumped in and pulled him out but not before he had been injured.

See the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World on YouTube.

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