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Dangerous: German police investigate the rope swing that tore through the man's arm

British soldier, 24, has dropped his arm as he jumps into a lake after being caught in a rope swing in Germany

  • The soldier got entangled in a rope that tore from his forearm when he jumped
  • He was pulled out of the lake by his friends, who were also British soldiers
  • Divers retrieved the missing limbs and the man was flown by helicopter to a clinic
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Dangerous: German police investigate the rope swing that tore through the man's arm

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Dangerous: German police investigate the rope swing that tore through the man's arm

A 24-year-old British soldier had lifted his forearm due to a horrible accident in Germany.

The man entangled his arm in a rope swing when he jumped into a lake in Paderborn, West Germany.

As he flew through the air, the rope tore through his arm and sent him and the missing body part into the water.

The man's friends, who were also British soldiers, pulled him out of the water and called for help.

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The wounded soldier was taken by helicopter to a nearby clinic while the military police were summoned.

Divers from the local fire brigade went into the water and restored the sawn-off limb, which had also flown to the clinic.

Police were also seen to bring the insulting rope swing to safety.

The nasty accident occurred on Tuesday evening, the Paderborn police said in a statement.

They went on: & # 39; The phone call came in around 8:40 p.m.

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& # 39; According to the first survey, there were ropes on the tree that people could use to swing across the water and jump into the lake.

& # 39; Small planks were also nailed to the tree to help people climb up.

The 24-year-old British soldier got his arm tangled in a rope swing when he jumped in this lake (photo) in Paderborn, West Germany

The 24-year-old British soldier got his arm tangled in a rope swing when he jumped in this lake (photo) in Paderborn, West Germany

The 24-year-old British soldier got his arm tangled in a rope swing when he jumped in this lake (photo) in Paderborn, West Germany

& # 39; That evening several people had climbed the tree to jump into the water from a height of eight to ten meters (26 to 33 feet).

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& # 39; That included the 24-year-old. When he jumped out of the tree, according to witnesses, his arm got entangled in a rope hanging on the tree. The rope cut through his forearm. & # 39;

Swimming in the lake is forbidden and there are several signs that indicate how dangerous the water is, police said.

Military police were also summoned because both the injured man and his friends were British soldiers.

The man's life is not in danger, doctors said.

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