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Man Hit By Freight Train In Long Beach

A man was hit by a freight train today in Long Beach and his legs were severed, authorities said.

A passerby found the injured man about 5:15 a.m. near the tracks east of Cherry Avenue and north of Artesia Boulevard and notified authorities, Steve Yamamoto of the Long Beach Fire Department said.

Paramedics took the man, said to be in his 20s, to a hospital, Yamamoto said.

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

The tracks are not used by passenger trains, Yamamoto said.

The train did not stop at the location, and an investigation was being conducted.

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