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Man loses arm after being hit by train in Oceano

A man lost his arm when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Oceano just after 5 p.m. Friday, according to a spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the tracks.

It appears the man had trespassed and was walking along the tracks a distance from the nearest crossing, the spokesman said.

The man was taken to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital for treatment.

The incident is under investigation by the railroad.

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