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Man's Legs Severed by Freight Train in Long Beach

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A man's legs were severed after he was hit by a freight train in Long Beach Thursday morning. A passer-by spotted the injured man near the tracks around 5:15 a.m. and paramedics took him to a hospital where he was conscious and in critical condition, according to Long Beach fire spokesman Steve Yamamoto.

Firefighters later found the detached limbs, packed them in ice and brought them to the hospital for possible reattachment.

The man was identified as a Latino in his 20s, according to KTLA. The incident occurred just north of the 91 freeway near Cherry Avenue. The freight train did not stop at the location and an investigation is underway, according to Long Beach Fire.