How far will a father go to help his young son out of danger?

Luis Brignoni, 41, a Bradenton-area landscaper, found out Friday when one of the family dogs bit off his son's pinky finger and swallowed it.

Brignoni rushed out to his fenced backyard with a gun and killed the dog, cut its stomach open, and retrieved the digit, carefully sending it with his bleeding son aboard a helicopter to a St. Petersburg hospital.

The child, Fernando Brignoni, 11, was later transferred to Tampa General Hospital, where doctors were unable to re-attach his finger during emergency surgery, but the boy is doing well, said his dad today.

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