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Father: Marathon Victim had Both Legs Amputated

An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The father of a man injured in the Boston Marathon bombing says his son had both legs amputated.

Jeff Bauman says his son, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman Jr., is the man pictured in an Associated Press photo taken shortly after the bombing. It shows the younger man being pushed away from the explosion site in a wheelchair.

His father says on his Facebook page that his son had to have both lower limbs removed at Boston Medical Center because of extensive vascular and bone damage. He says his son also had to have another surgery due to fluid in his abdomen.

Bauman says his son was there to watch his girlfriend run. She was not hurt. He says his son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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