Update: 911 call of weekend train accident released

Posted at 11:46 PM, Oct 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-16 12:17:02-04

Noon Update, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 

The child remains in fair condition, CHKD officials say.


A child is recovering after having his leg cut off by a train. Now we're hearing the frantic call to 911 moments after it happened.

The child is now in fair condition but doctors were not able to re-attach his leg.

James Slater called 911 after he saw children playing on the train tracks in Newport News.


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He thought something was wrong but wasn't prepared for what he saw.

Before first responders could get there, witnesses tried to find a belt to make a tourniquet to reduce blood loss on the boy's leg.

The man who called 911 says the boys were trying to jump on the ladders of the passing trains.

He says he saw them do it the day before.