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Cops: Woman's hand severed in water ski accident

A 22-year-old woman's hand was severed in a water skiing accident in Quiogue, Southampton Town police said Wednesday.

The accident took place in Quantuck Bay, near Hobart Lane, Monday while the woman was taking part in a company outing, police said.

She wrapped her hand in a tow rope at 2:17 p.m., attempting to water ski, police said, and when a co-worker drove a personal watercraft forward the hand was instantly severed.

The woman was treated there by EMS volunteers from Westhampton Beach Ambulance, police said. She was then taken by Suffolk police helicopter with the severed hand to Stony Brook University hospital, police said.

The woman remains "in stable but serious condition" there, police said, but no information was released as to whether the hand could be re-attached.

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