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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Surgeons Reattach Injured Firefighter's Arm

A West Lanham firefighter injured in an early morning crash with a tractor-trailer underwent nine hours of surgery to reattach his severed arm, ABC 7 is reporting.

Well-wishers left messages of support and prayers for Lt. Ryan Emmons on the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page as Emmons returned for another round of surgery Wednesday evening for a small complication, the department reported on its website.

The department says the next 72 hours are critical and that veins were taken from his legs to repair the ones torn in his arms.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Joe, hadn't heard anything since the news report of the accident yesterday...and I live within walking distance of Lanham!