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Jeff Bauman released from hospital, returns home

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman returned home Friday after spending 25 days in the care of medical teams.

Bauman had both his legs amputated at Boston Medical Center because of extensive vascular and bone damage. He also had to have another surgery because of fluid in his abdomen and suffered hearing damage.

The 27-year-old took a short break from his recovery on May 4 to serve as a guest of honor at the Bruins game. He went out on the ice in a wheelchair, smiled, pumped his fist, and waved a big Bruins flag while wearing the team's jersey. The crowd erupted with applause.

Bauman, whose image was broadcast across the world after the April 15 bombings, provided critical details to police about a suspicious man he saw walking through the crowd in the moments before the blasts. He described bomber #1, who would later be identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Bauman says Tsarnaev was overdressed for the weather and wasn't enjoying himself while everyone else was having a good time.

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