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Cole Ortega Is (Fortunately) Well Armed!

Updated: July 8, 2008, 8:39 PM ET

Bend, Oregon snowboarding am (Nitro and Quik sponsored) Cole Ortega, 14, lost (and found) his arm in a freakish accident with a Dory boat over the weekend while surfing Cape Kiwanda near Pacific City.

Gratefully for all those concerned—especially kid Cole—his arm was fast recovered by another surfer in the water. Surgeons quickly, and successfully, reattached the arm Sunday following the event.

While still in recovery at an area hospital, he's doing okay! Hopefully, we'll ...

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